February 9th, 2012
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What exactly is the FCC proposal and why is the National Association of Broadcasters opposed to the ruling? This ONA Issues post, Available vs. Accessible: Looking to Access the Public Files at Media Companies, will give you the details. 

jcstearns:

From the article - Whinosaurs:

The FCC has asked broadcasters to put the “public files” every station is supposed to keep up on the Internet, so it’s easier for people to view them. While nearly every other industry has found electronic record-keeping to be a better way of doing business, broadcasters are desperately clinging to their dusty file cabinets.

They’re actually claiming, in the year 2012, that putting this basic information online — in other words, PDF-ing a document and posting it to the Web — is far too laborious.

Somehow, these broadcasters, who have managed to make pictures fly through the air and into your living room for 70 years, are still relying on paper records and perhaps abacuses. Their arguments basically boil down to: “Keep your newfangled Google machines out of our buildings.”

billybrown:

a whiney dinosaur I drew at work for this article about Whinosaurs and this letter to the FCC.

Reblogged from Talking To Strangers
October 31st, 2011
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Cartoon Movement - Digital Censorship
“Digital censorship grows as media moves online. In China the Internet censorship policy is sometimes referred to as ‘The Great Firewall’. ”
Part of Cartoon Movement’s ongoing series on the Millenium Development Goals.

Cartoon Movement - Digital Censorship

Digital censorship grows as media moves online. In China the Internet censorship policy is sometimes referred to as ‘The Great Firewall’. ”

Part of Cartoon Movement’s ongoing series on the Millenium Development Goals.

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