Bill Maher Weighs In

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WSC Show #64 - Interview with Matt Harawitz

In today’s episode we talk to Mathew Harawitz at the picket line in front of NBC studios. Recorded Friday, 11 January 2008.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.comIn the next few episodes Bill Funt will be the guest interviewer for the podcast. But it's up to you whether Bill gets to stay or if Bill's gotta go. Cast your vote on the poll below. Voting
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UFVA Fair Use & Free Speech Contest - $500 for best fair use!

University Film and Video Association is hosting a contest for the best short documentaries employing fair use, made by higher education students and faculty. Entrants must employ fair use in quoting material in their documentaries, using the Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use as a guide to their decision-making. Deadline: 8 May 2008.Details here.
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Recut, Reframe, Recycle

The Center for Social Media recently conducted a study entitled "Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video" by Center director Pat Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, co-director of the law school’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property. The study asks the question (so reminiscent of what the music industry is enduring with the "mash-up" or "bastard
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My Damn Channel!

WTF is "My Damn Channel"?From their website:My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio and new media platform created to empower artists to co-produce, distribute and monetize original, episodic video content. Programming is created by artists for the My Damn Channel site and for syndication on today’s most heavily-trafficked online communities and social networks. My Damn Channel gives its artists
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WSC #63 - Ask a Ninja: Kent Nichols

In today’s episode I get a killer opportunity to Ask A Ninja. That is, I get to talk to Kent Nichols, the co-creator of Ask a Ninja at the Strike TV seminar “Adventures in New Media”. Recorded Wednesday, 9 January 2008.CreditsProducer/Host: Tanja BarnesMusic: "Ay Mambo" by Falikavailable on Magnatune.com
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Gizmodo Pranks CES By Turning Off Displays Using TV-B-Gone

My favorite story to come out of CES.Folks in the blogosphere are all freaking out about it, though. Some say: Get over it. Others have no sense of humor about it. Still others ponder the difference between a blogger and a journalist.This reminds me of the most fabulous prank of last year: the special ops that brought you AMPTP.com. It was a joke, people. Get over it. Learn and move on.
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Striking Writers to Launch Online Video Co., Seeking $30M+

NewTeeVee is reporting:"Out of work and newly wise to the state of content being distributed online, a group of professional writers is looking to start their own production and distribution company. Aaron Mendelsohn, writer of the Disney film Air Bud and an active WGA member, is captaining the efforts, and says he has gotten a group of “A-list” film and TV writers on the team. He’s also partnering
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Get Ready For MacWorld!

Predictions for MacWorld by Gizmodo.Enter the contest to make your own prediction here. (Must be 18 years older to play. Void where prohibited. See Steve for details.)
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WSC #62 - Strike TV: Kent Nichols and Tom Smuts

Today we’re going to hear an excerpt from a panel discussion for the STRIKE TV: ADVENTURES IN NEW MEDIA seminar held at the Writers’ Guild Theater in Beverly Hills last Wednesday. Featured in this episode is Kent Nichols, the co-creator of the smash hit “Ask A Ninja” and writer Tom Smuts, who in addition to having written for Law & Order, Eyes, and Close To Home, is a co-founder of the
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TED Talks J.J. Abrams: The mystery box

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Strike TV Question and Answer

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } music, originally uploaded by phil h. I read this on the Strike TV profile:Q: I LOVE U2. BONO JUST... MOVES ME. CAN I USE HIS MUSIC IN MY SHORT?A: Unless you've retained the rights, or are actually Bono himself, the answer is
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