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The Culture of Free: A Look Back At Napster & Its Impact On Music

shockwebpic_napsternytimesdocuThis NY Times Retro Report documentary short takes a look back at the beginnings of the file-sharing program Napster which began in 1999 and its strong impact on the music industry, artists and music buying fans.

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Inside The Organized Chaos Of Football TV Production

shockleewebpic_footballproductionIf you have ever wondered what it’s like to be behind the scenes of a TV broadcast of an NFL football game, then this right here is for you.

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Russell Brand Says It’s Time To Wake Up

shockleewebpic_russellbrandbbcComedian and actor Russell Brand recently did an interview on the BBC show Newsnight with British TV presenter Jeremy Paxman where he discussed voting, change, genuine alternatives, big business and destruction of the planet. In a dynamic exchange that once again shows how the mainstream media is falling off when it comes to real discussion, investigation, thorough questioning and debate.

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How The Government Tracks You: A Must See Video On NSA Surveillance + DC Rally Info

shockleewebpic_nsasurveillancevideoFight for the Future and Demand Progress have just released a video explaining what’s going on with the recent U.S. government surveillance that has come to light. Watch this for an overview on why this is a very dangerous thing that not only violates the rights of U.S. citizens but also affects everyone else worldwide.

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14 Year Old Activist Fights For GMO Labeling

shockleewebpic_rachelparentolearyAn inspiring clip taken from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s ‘The Lang & O’Leary Exchange’ where 14-year-old activist Rachel Parent debates Kevin O’Leary on the question of why genetically modified foods need to be labeled and avoided. Rachel runs the Kids Right To Know Club on Facebook.

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People Shouldn’t Go To Prison For Sharing A Video – Stop SOPA – TAKE ACTION!

shockleewebpic_sopaisbackFight for the Future and the Center for Rights are campaigning to get everyone involved to stop the censorship-driven, business-crushing, unnecessarily-criminalizing, horrible-for-web-users-everywhere, SOPA [Stop Onlince Piracy Act] from coming back to life. This affects everyone who uses the internet, so yes this means you too. Get the word out to your friends and help stop SOPA it before it spreads.

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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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Comedian Russell Brand Puts Mainstream Media In Its Place

shockleewebpic_russellbrandmsnbcThis clip has been floating around the web over the last few days – it features comedian/actor Russell Brand attempting to do an interview with the MSNBC network about his new tour. What ensues though, is not any sort of proper interview but a great example of what is wrong with our media as he fantastically puts them in their place. This is a must watch.

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April 5-7: Live Stream The National Conference For Media Reform

shockleestorypic_NCFMR2013Live from the mile high city of Denver, you can live stream The National Conference For Media Reform courtesy of our friends at Free Press.

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[Denver] April 5-7, 2013: National Conference For Media Reform Brings Together Media, Tech, Policy & Arts

shockleestorypic_NCFMR2013On April 5, the National Conference for Media Reform — the nation’s biggest conference devoted to media, technology and democracy – will kick off in Denver. Thousands of activists, media makers, journalists, policymakers, technologists and artists will travel to the Mile High City for three days of inspiring speeches, performances — and 60 sessions featuring more than 350 presenters.

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