SOPA Gets Taiwanese News Animation Treatment

from the hitting-the-big-time dept

Want to know when a bit of news has really hit the mainstream? It's when the Taiwanese company Next Media Animation does a computer generated animation of the story. These videos have become a media sensation. Guess what they just took on? Yup, the battle over SOPA, which they animate by showing Hollywood lobbyists seeking to attack the internet, and showing not only how tech companies teamed up to fight this, but that internet users are pushing back. Amusingly, they make use of the imagery from the UC Davis pepper spray incident to show how Hollywood and the government can "knock out" sites under SOPA.


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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 28th, 2011 @ 12:00pm

    If these internet companies depend upon illegal activity to make their money, then they need to adapt and find a better business model.

     

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      Kevin H (profile), Nov 28th, 2011 @ 12:06pm

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      If these content companies can't figure out how to use the internet as a tool to make money rather than a competitor then THEY need the better business model.

       

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      Marty, Nov 28th, 2011 @ 12:13pm

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      What illegal activity do you speak of? It can't be drug smuggling, since the music labels have that covered. And it can't be money laundering and tax evasion, since the movie studios have been doing that for the longest time.
      Wait, do you mean copying things? That hasn't been an illegal activity since the dark ages. What century is this, the 17th? Wait... I'm traveling back in time, aren't I?!
      Oh fuck, I should have known it. Stupid Biff always messing with the controls.

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Nov 28th, 2011 @ 1:50pm

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        What about Hollywood Accounting? How they can make so much money and still claim a loss so that they don't have to pay their artists anything.

         

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      Marcus Carab (profile), Nov 28th, 2011 @ 12:17pm

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      Yup, that's Google & Facebook for you. Totally dependent on illegal activity. There's practically nothing else on those pirate websites.

       

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      Richard (profile), Nov 28th, 2011 @ 12:27pm

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      If these internet companies depend upon illegal activity to make their money, then they need to adapt and find a better business model.

      You think you're clever or somehow have apoint here - but actually you just look stupid.

      The point is that SOPA would disrupt perfectly legal business models.

       

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      Richard (profile), Nov 28th, 2011 @ 12:38pm

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      If these internet companies depend upon illegal activity to make their money, then they need to adapt and find a better business model.

      Bad news for locksmiths, insurance agencies, security firms and the makers of DRM then....

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Nov 28th, 2011 @ 6:51pm

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      >If these internet companies depend upon illegal activity to make their money, then they need to adapt and find a better business model.

      Should've told Rupert Murdoch that, mate.

       

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    SD (profile), Nov 28th, 2011 @ 12:06pm

    English version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNPFsv9Ecgk

    Kinda disappointed the Chinese panda didn't make an appearance...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Nov 28th, 2011 @ 12:44pm

    Wow, this is almost as lame as Nina Paley's dogshit.

     

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      weneedhelp (profile), Nov 28th, 2011 @ 12:59pm

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      "Wow, this is almost as lame as Nina Paley's dogshit."

      At least it was free. Imagine if you payed for it, played it for 5:33 hours completing 5% of it only to find out a crucial element needed to get past where you are does not work. Then spent 2 hours trying to find and empliment a fix that does not exist yet, and the company that sold you this defective POS could care less because they already have your money. Thanks EA. I will be joining our pirate friends and downloading a DRM free copy that works.

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Nov 28th, 2011 @ 2:38pm

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      When the trolls stop trotting out their talking points and switch to one-liner ad-homs, you know you're winning. Keep it up!

       

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      abc gum, Nov 28th, 2011 @ 2:49pm

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      "Wow, this is almost as lame as Nina Paley's dogshit."

      Heh - and I thought that was your shidoobie.

       

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      The eejit (profile), Nov 28th, 2011 @ 3:17pm

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      You're about as eloquent as an un-potty-trained labradoodle and with all the good graces of an un-potty-trained labradoodle.

      This is a news company telling their view on SOPA. The company has often hilarious takes on world news.

      Grow the fuck up.

       

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    gorehound (profile), Nov 28th, 2011 @ 3:58pm

    This is Awesome !!!
    It is the funniest thing I have seen in years and more funny than an MPAA Comedy film !!!

    +1

     

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