Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, dug up the blacklist after ACMA added several Wikileaks pages to the list following the site's publication of the Danish blacklist.
He said secret censorship systems were "invariably corrupted", pointing to the Thailand censorship list, which was originally billed as a mechanism to prevent child pornography but contained more than 1200 sites classified as criticising the royal family.
"In January the Thai system was used to censor Australia reportage about the imprisoned Australian writer Harry Nicolaides," he said.
"The Australian democracy must not be permitted to sleep with this loaded gun. This week saw Australia joining China and the United Arab Emirates as the only countries censoring Wikileaks."
Michael Cera visits the cast of the " Jersey Shore. " Hilarity is promised to ensue watching this clip.
But, of course, what happened post Grokster should give you an indication of what will happen here: basically, the entertainment industry will gleefully declare victory, and make statements about how this is a major victory against "piracy." But, in actuality, the exact opposite of that will occur. Unauthorized file sharing continues (or even increases) and it becomes that much more difficult for the legacy industries to win back customers and embrace these new, useful and efficient tools of distribution and promotion. It's a classic case of winning the battle and losing the war. The ultimate problem, of course, is that the entertainment industry still (amazingly) thinks this is a legal issue, not a business model one. It can win as many legal battles as it wants, but in thinking it's a legal issue, it will never recognize how its business models need to change.
The folks behind The Pirate Bay insist that the site will live on and the verdict means nothing, but it may create an inconvenience for users of the site -- especially if other nations use this as yet another excuse to ban the site. The folks this will hurt the most are those content creators who actually do value The Pirate Bay -- such as best selling author Paulo Coehlo, who found that "pirating" his own book helped him tremendously, and who recently spoke out about what a useful tool The Pirate Bay has been. It's a shame that because some big lumbering companies are unable to change their business models that they get to use the legal system to disrupt and annoy those who have figured it out.
In the meantime, one amusing bit that came out as this story was breaking... one of the defendants, Peter "brokep" Sunde, was informed about the verdict early, and joked that: "It used to be only movies, now even verdicts are out before the official release." So... does that mean whoever leaked the verdict is guilty of piracy?
Monday, September 13, 2010
Another great instance tutorial in " Battle of the Immortals. " Once again, this is a high level instance, but is still great to watch, and have you prepared for when you are ready to take on this instance.
This instance is mainly aimed for the higher level players ( around 85+ ) but is still a good instance tutorial to watch, and be prepared for when you run through for the first time.
Another great instance tutorial for " Battle of the Immortals. " - Check it out.
Not only am I into old school games, but I also enjoy playing MMORPG's. This one is " Battle of the Immortals. " Made by the company " Perfect World Entertainment. " Take a few minutes to check this video out and sign up to play the game.
I get no benefit from you signing up. Just spreading the word about a great game.
Lindsay's dance moves are also a hit, the way she moves, and performs is extra-ordinary.
It does not matter if you don't like either classical, or hip-hop music. You will love this.
Sifting through a few youtube videos, I stumbled upon this master piece. It's perfect in every way, shape and form.
With this clip you'll be taken back to one of Zelda's most famous pieces that have ever been composed and is by far the most easily recognized composition.
Here is a walk-through of the franchise known as " Vintage Stock. " - I enjoyed watching this clip.