Burning the Midnight Oil for Breaking the Silicon Cage
This is week 3 of the Hours of Action against bootleg streaming by servers from inside Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp media empire.
Act on Friday, 4pm and 10pm Eastern, 1pm and 7pm Pacific.
Part of the point here is to Call Out Rupert and NewsCorp on their institutionalized Hypocrisy, as Rupert goes around lecturing countries on Copyright Piracy while various crevices of his media empire are passively streaming bootlegs in competition against serious and audience-friendly efforts to adapt to the New Media economy.
Part of the point is just to attack Rupert and and the senior executive management of Newscorp for being a bunch of dirtbags.
Part of the point is an experiment in whether the blogosphere can be of use for more than a talkshop and campaign season ATM machine for politicians claiming to be “progressive”.
And part of it is curiosity – I am, after all, one of the minority of economists with an interest in how the real world economy works and evolves, beyond the blinkered confines of calculus-based models of non-evolving mechanical systems.
If you want to know more, there’s a remote chance I’ve already said it, so check out the “story so far” links below.