Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Further thoughts and readings on SOPA/PIPA

Okay so before this gets really stale I figured I empty it out of my drafts folder, it's about SOPA and PIPA so if you are bored already move along.

First up both bills are currently shelved and of little interest for the time being.  It may be toxic enough to not come up again in the immediate future. There where a few summary posts that really highlighted great info on the guts of these bills and the efforts to curb them that I thought needed to be shared.

Finally some perspective and thoughts on the future, and maybe a little of how we got here.


Those links are all over the place but the one to read that is the most interesting of the bunch in my opinion is from Binary Bonsai.  The author of that blog is very passionate about Star Wars, he is part of the effort to get the real stories of the origin, and creation of the Star Wars universe out to people.  He has found amazing interviews with people that where part of the guts of making this movie and really shows the magic was quite different from the story that George is trying to sell the world.  He likes people to believe that he wholly created it from nothing with no support from anyone and certainly didn't draw inspiration from the environment around him.  The passion he has for Hollywood is evident, and his perspective is truly a different tone than anything you've been reading about killing Hollywood.

I found this video because of him.



@jamieSWB - Star Wars Begins - The Complete Documentary from jambe davdar on Vimeo.

11 comments:

  1. Nice websites!

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  2. I kind of agree on this with you, however, what do you think about ACTA? It's not as dangerous, but it has a very high potential to be, read the bill.

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  3. Yeah, now it's all about ACTA. You can regulate the Internet all you want, but people will always find a way around it. Reminds me of a great quote I heard yesterday: "Hey musicians, now that megaupload has been shut down, haven't you just noticed the money rolling in?"

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  4. I saw the Binary Bonsai article last week on reddit, interesting read.

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  5. I have to agree with beer for the shower

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  6. Me gusta star wars

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  7. Pretty interesting.

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  8. fan made stuff is always the best, they're not doing it for the money but for passion!

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  9. This is awful. They did what they did to Megaupload just to show us that what we do doesn't mean anything. They can still pass off censorship under different titles, even without SOPA. They just won't quit.

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  10. Oh man, I was planning on doing an activism post later this week. Looks like everyone else had the same idea.

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