We promised we’d be back, and so we are. This week we talk about The Hobbit, the recent events surrounding Elizabeth Moon’s Muslim comments, and evil media pirates and the evil people that want to stop them. Tune in and enjoy!twitter. We’d love to hear your creative responses!
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Here’s the episode (show notes are below):Episode Twenty-two — Download (MP3)
Intro and News (0:00 – 19:00):
- The Hobbit is officially being made: the cast has been announced and Peter Jackson is directing!
- Elizabeth Moon booted from the Guest of Honor slot at WisCon
The Main Event: Piracy (19:01 – 49:14):
- Machinarium suffers 90% piracy rate!
- Independent Filmmakers Feel the Squeeze of Piracy
- Piracy cutting into the comic book industry too!
- The Real Cost of Free (Cory Doctorow)
- (At one point Shaun says “France is much different than England.” The sentence should say “France is much different than the United States,” since Shaun directly refers to nationalized healthcare. Sorry about the confusion!)
The End: Reading, Writing, and the Question of the Week (49:15 – 56:26):
That’s all, folks! Thanks for listening.