Banned Books Week celebrates some of literature’s most challenged titles. Unlike the books in the restricted section at Hogwarts, banned books aren’t challenged because they teach kids how to take on other people’s appearances or split their souls in pursuit of immortality. Instead, banned books present stories that need to be told but rarely are.
In celebration of Banned Books Week, we’ve designed an Azkabanned Books Club t-shirt as a way to stand against censorship all year round. It’s available as a perk for our Equality FTW fundraiser, but will only be sold through this weekend. Grab yours now.
"O amor é paciente e benigno, não arde em ciúmes; o amor não se ufana, não se ensoberbece; O amor não é rude nem egoísta, não se exaspera e não se ressente do mal. O amor não se alegra com a injustiça, mas regozija-se com a verdade. Está sempre pronto para perdoar, crer, esperar e suportar o que vier."
If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.