Re: [videoblogging] Re: The INternet of Video

On 9/16/04 2:37 AM, "Eric Rice" <eric@…> wrote:

> Indie Media and Corporate Media can co-exist the same way that a
> bed-and-breakfast on the California Coast does not compete with the
> Hilton.
> Eric

Well sort of.

Too be inclusive there are other issues to be concerned about. As the
airwaves of the U.S. are considered to be owned by the public, I'm not sure
how that works with the Internet. Media is a huge profit making business for
the big media corporations. The manners in which they dominate are many.
Consider the work of the FCC, Michael Powell (son of Colin Powell) who heads
the FCC, and the Bush Administration. At this time the fines for "indecency"
are being applied at a much higher pace with the largest fines ever. They
are fines applied across the board. For Viacom to take a $500,000 fine for
some such infraction is minor compared to a small operation, which can be
put out of business. Would you not think this is being considered or watched
on the Internet? Are ways of containing and undermining freedom of
expression not under consideration by these people? Blogs are influencing
airwave news reports more and more often. When the chatter on a topic gets
passed around that would normally be ignored on the mainstream media news it
has, in some cases, forced the TV/Radio to comply and report, at least in
their own swayed manner. If Bush is elected dictator then I can gather that
as the power of the Internet grows to influence the free thinking of people,
then you will begin to see more methods of control being considered in this
battle. There are implications to consider, ways to stifle dissent. One of
the lucky things about the Internet has been its international scope. How
long will that last? So far we've been kind of lucky. I would hope that we
could hold onto that.

I'm not being very complete here at all…I'm at work…coming to a close on
a stupid puppet movie (never thought I'd be doing puppet porn).

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