Support Artists, Stop Thieves

Want to support artists and creators? Stop thieves from stealing their work.
Please stop sharing Facebook videos by pages like UNILAD. They are egregious copyright violators and do a lot of damage to content creators by depriving them of views and income.

 

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The above video has, at the time of this writing, nearly 30 million views on Facebook. In contrast, the video posted by creators “Tom and Hubert” on YouTube has a mere 300K views. Think what legal sharing on a popular page like UNILAD could have done for the artists. Instead, all it does is feed the data harvesting machine that is likely behind that and similar content theft pages.

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Building diversity, equality, and representation into large media production

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There is a growing awareness that representation, both in staffing and in final product, has a profound impact on social and business outcomes. Media and gaming companies like Facebook, Blizzard Entertainment, and Bioware, among others, are making efforts – with varying degrees of success – to increase the inclusion of women in influential roles. Their dedication to increasing representation of minorities, people of colour, and members of the LGBTQIA communities is not as clear, nor is their interest in accurate depictions of world cultures.

Note: this rest of this post is being relocated to a class blog as part of an assignment. When complete, it will be available here: The November Module.  In the meantime, please enjoy these two videos with Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency.  The first explains what the Bechdel Test is. The second addresses “Gamergate” on the Colbert Report.