December 9, 2012

Hollywood to Google: Censor Wikipedia or Else!

Fruzsina Eördögh, Slate


Major entertainment studios have long been accused of being completely out of touch when it comes to digital and Internet distribution and the laws that surround the Web. So it wouldn’t be surprising if, in their heavy-handed attempts to stop piracy, these studios actually censored themselves. Earlier this week, TorrentFreak appeared to have found examples of...

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November 26, 2012
The Release Windows Archaism
Frédéric Filloux, Monday Note
Television and media industry are stuck in a wasteful rear-guard fight for the preservation of an analog era relic: the Release Windows system. Designed to avoid destructive competition among media, it ends up boosting piracy... more ››
December 7, 2012
The Hobbit's 48 Frames Per Second Explained
Matt Peckham, Time
We’ve taken 24 FPS for granted as filmgoers since the mid-1920s. In spite of that lower frame rate, it’s what makes movies look, well, like movies. Why 24 FPS and not 26, 34, 43 or 59? Because film stock was expensive —... more ››