Protect The Net: The History Of Net Neutrality

shockwebpic_netneutralityexplainedNow that the FCC has voted yes on Net Neutrality and has vowed to establish rules that will prevent internet service providers from creating fast lanes, throttling speeds or blocking sites, the future of the internet is on the right track.

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Take Action Internet Citizens: Defend Net Neutrality. Don’t Allow Internet Discrimination

shockleewebpic_defendnetneutralityIf you use the internet and think that it is one of the best things ever invented then please take action now. Help stop laws go into place that will allow your internet service providers to discriminate when and how fa$t they deliver your content. Help save the internet before it’s too late.

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Don’t Take Your Dancing Freedom For Granted – Real Scenes: Tokyo

shockleewebpic_RArealscenesjapanThe crew over at RA have put together an alarming and yet inspiring must-see documentary short on the music club scene in Tokyo and how it is being suppressed by outdated laws that prevent most dance clubs from operating legally.

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Shocklee At 2014 International CES

shockleewebpic_ces2014The 2014 International CES is taking place in Las Vegas, starting officially on January 7th for a week full of all the latest and future consumer electronics, technology and entertainment to come. Reportedly this upcoming show will hit 2 million square feet of exhibition space making it the biggest EVER. And that’s just the show floor.

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[DC] October 28th-29th: Future of Music Summit 2013

shockleewebpic_FMCsummit2013The Future of Music Summit 2013 takes place in Washington, DC on October 28-29, 2013. Organized by the Future of Music Coalition, this year’s conference will discuss how to improve the music ecosystem and marks the 12th annual event, which will again be held at Georgetown University.

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Creating A Gray Zone: Challenges For Media Producers In The Digital World

shockleewebpic_creategrayzoneElliot Harmon, the Communications Manager at Creative Commons gives a bit of insight into the copyright landscape of creative works in this video by Swissnex San Francisco. When it comes to intellectual property, there is a big gap that lies between the classification of works that are assigned as either public domain or all rights reserved. In the middle of these, exists ‘the gray zone’ where remix, sample culture, creative commons, fair use and new innovative ways to explore, share and exploit creative works lives.

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Watch The New Pirate Bay Documentary – TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard

TPB AFK, the new documentary about the founders of the Pirate Bay is here. Directed by Simon Klose, read more about this project which we covered last month. Watch this full length feature and tell us your thoughts.

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Watch The Trailer For The Pirate Bay Documentary Due This Spring

Watch this trailer for the upcoming documentary about the founders of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, TPB AFK. The film is directed by Simon Klose and will be released this spring for free online and for sale in download and DVD form for those that would like to support the filmmakers.

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The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be: Listen To This Historic Steve Jobs Speech From 1983

This talk was given by Steve Jobs on June 15th, 1983 at the International Design Conference [IDCA] in Aspen, Colorado where the theme appropriately was, The Future Isn’t What It Used To Be.

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Clay Shirky: How The Internet Will Transform Government

What happens when a new medium like the internet suddenly puts a lot of new ideas into circulation? According to Clay Shirky, it usually means more arguing and if you’ve been to most sites recently and looked at the comments section it’s easy to see a whole lot of it taking place.

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