- Preview of Verizon’s Version of America’s “six strikes” Copyright Enforcement Scheme: Boingboing.net
This short intro by Cory Doctorow then provides a link to the full article at Torrentfreak. However, it is worth starting with Cory’s intro just to see the use of the word “chickenshit” by one of today’s greater minds. For some reason, Cory using the word makes it more… damning. Oh, and if you’re using Verizon as your ISP, I would start looking for an alternative. Verizon has officially become Big Brother’s bitch.
- Rage Against the Machinima: YouTube’s Stars Battle Networks: SFWeekly.com
If you are thinking of signing with Machinima.com, you
need to must read this first.
After the murder of Leo’s wife a single idea circles endlessly within his head: revenge.
Written & Directed by David Victori
Produced by M.A. Faura, Isaac Torras and Sergio Barrejón
Carlus Fábrega, Cesc Gómez, Mar Ulldemolins and Pol Estadella
Cartoon Brew has an article that may help answer that age-old question: How much money can I make on YouTube? Admit it, you’ve asked yourself that question. I am impressed with just how well YouTube has managed to keep this answer a secret. I have never read an actual “quote” from YouTube as to what their rates are and/or how much of that they share with their partners. Like the formula for Coca-Cola, your share of the money pie baked by your creation has always been something of a mystery. Of course, the threat of eternal damnation and banishment to any partner who spewed has probably been something of an… inspiration to keep mouths zipped. Anyway, the Cartoon Brew article might help shine a bit of light on this mysterious, secret information in regards to animation shorts. Their article is based on a previous piece in the Wall Street Journal and talks with a few brave animators.
The bottom line is simple: If you view YouTube as the “Holy Grail,” you may be disappointed. View YouTube as a partner, hopefully one of many. Do not view them as the only answer or the only distribution pipeline. Again, one of many.