Hilarious Lady Gaga Parody: Fat Romance

This absolutely awesome music video is a parody of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance was featured on a recent episode of “Watching Bad Videos (so you don’t have to)“. Made by a creative youtube personality known as ShawnCorytube that is sure to become a seriously big time star, this video will absolutely make you think twice about those fattening foods that do little else but to help you gain weight.

I also believe that it’s going to go totally viral in very short order.

If you like this video be sure to support ShawnCorytube by clicking here to subscribe to his youtube channel. Besides, that way you’ll know when he puts out a new, sure to be great, video! Don’t miss out, click NOW!

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Sign the ACTA Communiqué and Tell Negotiators to Protect Your Rights

The next round of negotiations on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement will be underway in less than a week. The ATCA was originally supposed to reduce the flow of fake physical goods across borders. Unfortunately, it’s grown into something that reaches FAR beyond counterfeit physical goods. It is being used as a way to clamp down tight controls on the internet.

These controls will limit your freedom considerably. Under the ATCA, people that are merely accused of copyright violations will be disconnected without even so much as the slightest chance to defend themselves.

ISPs will be required to serve as copyright cops, monitoring people’s downloads and cutting them off for suspected or accused violations.

This is no longer about fake physical goods. The ATCA has been turned into a weapon that “big content” is using against everyone, even the innocent in their efforts to control and essentially own all creative content.

Public Knowledge has issued an action alert, inviting users to send a wake-up call to the Administration about the dangerous policies in ACTA. Visit Public Knowledge NOW and make your voice heard!

It takes less than a minute to fill out the form on that page and add your voice to the effort to get the Obama administration to wake up and realize that the ATCA must be stopped.

Isn’t your internet freedom worth one measly minute?

I sure think so. Here’s the link again, click on it and take a stand for your rights!

Or

You can ignore it and some day you will wish that you had taken that one minute to be part of stopping the ATCA.

[tags]atca, copyright, treaty, internet freedom, copyright cops, big content[/tags]

RIAA Drops Another Discovery Case

It seems like only a week or two ago when I heard about the RIAA deciding to walk away from one of their infamous “Discovery” cases. You know the kind, where they bring a lawsuit against a whole bunch of John Doe’s and come in demanding that their real identities be handed over so that they can sue the pants off of each one.

It seems like only a week or two ago when I heard about the RIAA deciding to walk away from one of their infamous “Discovery” cases. You know the kind, where they bring a lawsuit against a whole bunch of John Doe’s and come in demanding that their real identities be handed over so that they can sue the pants off of each one.

Well, apparently just a few days ago in the case of BMG Music v. Does 1-14, in Greensboro, North Carolina they’ve done it again. The downside is that two of them had already reached a settlement with the RIAA. Because the case has been dismissed without prejudice, the remaining 12 defendants will now never be identified to the RIAA or BMG Music.

Do you see a trend growing here? This is like the third or fourth time they’ve had to walk away from these cases. Could it be at least in part because more and more judges are unwilling to rubber stamp those ex-parte discovery orders anymore? Think maybe that the legal system is getting tired of being used to hammer people that don’t really need it?

Maybe it could have something do with judges realizing that, like I’ve said many times, “Big Content” would be much better served going after the big time commercial pirates and leaving the file sharing people alone. In a very real way “Big content”, the RIAA, MPAA and assorted other reps of “Big Content” have been shooting themselves in the foot for a long time now. They need to get the idea that file sharing and P2P is not going to go away. They really ought to think of ways to take advantage of it instead of squashing it.

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Network Neutrality Still An Issue

In recent months I haven’t seen nearly as much talk about network neutrality, what it means to average users, what telephone companies and large ISPs want to do with the Internet and perhaps most importantly, what Washington and our newly elected president intend to actually DO about it.

In recent months I haven’t seen nearly as much talk about network neutrality, what it means to average users, what telephone companies and large ISPs want to do with the Internet and perhaps most importantly, what Washington and our newly elected president intend to actually DO about it.

This does not change the fact that it’s still a VERY important issue, one that every person using the internet needs to be aware of. It’s something that we all need to be getting after our senators and congressional representatives to support. It’s something that we need to make absolutely certain that all ISPs, both large and small, understand that the Internet is something that is intended to be a level playing field that allows anyone to publish or receive information in whatever form.

If network neutrality is not mandated and enforced, then eventually “big content” will be the only source of most (if not all) of the content online. The ability and freedom of anyone to publish whatever will be sharply curtailed. Just as it was with radio so long ago.

This video is perhaps one of the best explanations of the network neutrality issue and what it means to the Joe Sixpacks of the internet using world. It’s something over ten minutes long but absolutely well worth the watching. I strongly recommend that everybody watch this video at least once. Once you’ve watched it, share it with your friends and family, anyone who doesn’t have a clear idea what network neutrality is and why it’s so important.

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Report Claims 95% of Music Downloads Illegal

There’s a report out from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) that claims that 95% of all music downloads are illegal.

There’s a report out from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) that claims that 95% of all music downloads are illegal.

Well of course the music industry would like us to believe that. I seem to recall hearing about an RIAA report that claims illegal downloads are up some asinine number like 9000%. Honestly, anyone willing to buy into that bowl of soup is some kind of mega fathead desperately in need of a lifetime supply of Leptorexin.

Why? Because in this same “report”, they also announced this little tidbit of news:

The digital music business internationally saw a sixth year of expansion in 2008, growing by an estimated 25 per cent to US$3.7 billion in trade value. Digital platforms now account for around 20 per cent of recorded music sales, up from 15 per cent in 2007.

So this prompts me to ask, “Which is it, Record out of control piracy or record profits?”. Frankly I don’t see how they can possibly expect thinking people to believe it’s even possible to have both statements be true at the same time.

Of course, that’s the key right there. Thinking people can see right through this nonsense. Unfortunately most people are incapable of coherent thought for more than a few seconds at a time.

[Tags]ifpi, record profits, illegal downloads, p2p, file sharing, music sales, music business, music industry, music downloads, digital music, riaa, piracy, nonsense, recorded music, fathead[/tags]