Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Get the Big Picture on the AIVF issue from Anthony Kaufman's Village Voice article

4/11/06 Village Voice article by Anthony Kaufman

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0615,kaufman,72822,5.html

Check out the entire article, there is a good Spike Lee mention & quote in there too. Here's a paragraph from the article:

"Indeed, the terrible irony of AIVF's current crisis, says McKay, "is that there is a greater need in this country for the activist part of AIVF now more than ever." As the major studios shut down new technologies that could help independent artists distribute their films (e.g., Grokster), as government institutions intermix with private companies to limit the availability of public information (e.g., the Smithsonian's recent deal with Showtime to privatize its archives), and as the Senate guts "net neutrality" provisions from a telecommunications bill, "there needs to be an organization that is lobbying Congress," says McKay, "that is dealing with broadband issues, that is shining a spotlight on grassroots organizations." "

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