2007 WGA strike
At least one aspect of the strike ventures into ironic territory. One of the core issues is that the writers want to receive a more equitable share of residuals from sales of DVDs, internet downloads, and other new media; while the movie industry does not want to deliver this share, it (and the media industry in general, especially the music industry) has also been vigorously attempting to impose increasingly stiff restrictions on copying and reuse of content delivered through these media, all in the name of protecting the creators' rights.
- Matt Prager/WGA strike essay: explains the real reasons behind the dispute
- 2008-01-03 [Talk|Index] I
HeartHuckabee § “Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who has actively sought union support during his campaign, crossed WGA picket lines outside NBC studios in Burbank Wednesday in order to appear on the Tonight Show, all while offering several (often lame) excuses for his actions.” He claimed he was under the impression that all late-night shows had somehow been granted some kind of "special dispensation" from the strike.
- 2007-11-12 [Talk|Index] Rebuilding Hollywood in Silicon Valley's image § by Marc Andreessen: “I believe the entertainment industry is in the early stages of being rebuilt in the image of Silicon Valley.”