Archive for April, 2009

Music: Röyksopp and Metropolis

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Röyksopp with music from their new single “The Girl and the Robot” together with Robyn and the visuals from black&white science fiction classic Metropolis. Fritz Lang might have liked it.

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Animation: Parallelostory

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Last year we pointed you to “another animation (Leo’s Song)” from Portland-based web site Impactist here’s a great new one called Parrallelostory.

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Why Radio & Music Industry Sucks today

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Listen to what RadioHead, Frank Zappa and many others have to say about an industry that so desperately wants to make us believe that the world will stop turning when they will not be able to continue to rake in Billions from other people’s creativity and work…

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Civil-Rights: (Official) Censorship is coming back to Europe

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Today the German Parliament will vote on a new Censorship law to be put in place to block web content as decided by the German administration. Based on black listing web sites and blocking those at ISP level via DNS and the displaying of so-called Stop pages the planned law was originally been handed around and legislators were seeking public approval by false-flagging it as a solely preventive measure against child abuse / pornography.

While almost all experts heard on this matter (fighting such illegal material and use) have clearly demonstrated that the censoring of access is no way forward towards stopping such activities particularly as many of the web servers in question were even physically located in Germany and other means (take-down notice to providers) proofed that within shortest notice (often less than a day) the material was taken off the net, it became more and more clear that the German Government is seemingly following a completely different agenda. The latest text of the law not even contains a reference anymore to the previously so broadly used argument of fighting child abuse but provides the general right to block any Internet content as…

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