this came up in class discussion yesterday and I realised it was long overdue for me to blog about it.
Full information here: http://creativefreedom.org.nz/blackout.html
Interesting article here on The Big Idea Website:
(exerpt) “(…) On Tuesday morning Oliver Driver asked the Prime Minister John Key on the Sunrise breakfast show on TV3 whether he was aware that people were blacking out their avatars worldwide in protest of S92A. The PM said that he was not aware of the protest but that he would look into it. Stephen Fry woke up to find that he had risen to the no.3 spot on Twitter, and US tech blogger and podcaster Leo Laporte, also blacked out his Twitter avatar in support. The Creative Freedom Foundation released the Copywrong Remix Challenge to remix a track by Mike Corb and Luke Rowell / Disasteradio.The Twitter Tag #Blackout became the #1 search on Twitter, beating Heroes, 24 and even the Oscars. (…)”