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Barbershop punk [videorecording] : net neutrality, media consolidation and you

This End Up Films, LLC ; Monkü Power Incorporated ; in association with Evil Twin Productions ; written and directed by Georgia Sugimura Archer ; co-directed by Kristin Armfield ; produced by Georgia Sugimura Archer and Kristin Armfield.
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"When Robb Topolski set out to share his collection of rare, turn-of-the-century barbershop quartet recordings over the internet, he found his uploads were blocked by his service provider, the nation's largest cable company, Comcast. From this seemingly innocuous beginning, the surprising events of BARBERSHOP PUNK unfold as Topolski's findings go public, casting him as a wry David against a corporate Goliath in a battle over how the First Amendment should function in the internet age. Inter-woven with the struggles of the Topolski family are FCC hearings on net neutrality, and discussions with politicians, musicians, critics and open Internet advocates-from the Christian Coalition to NARAL--who are striving to keep the Internet accessible to everyone"--Container.
Director
Georgia Sugimura Archer; Kristin Armfield
Performer(s)
Featuring: Ian MacKaye; Henry Rollins; Janeane Garofalo; Damian Kulash (of OK Go); John Perry Barlow; Jim Ladd; The Christian Coalition; NARAL: The FCC; Robb Topolski.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
77 min.
Language
In English with optional English SDH captions.
Notes
Originally produced in 2010.
Special features: "bleeped" version of film, six extended interviews, legal resources (on DVD-ROM portion of disc), media consolidation graphs, video of band "OK Go" on Capitol Hill.
Variant title
Net neutrality, media consolidation and you
ISBN(s)
1594588074, 9781594588075,
Credits
Director of photography, Amy Sharp ; editor and co-producers, Matt Kregor, Jose Pulido ; composer, Peter Golub.
Published
Oley, PA :Bullfrog Films,[2010]©2010
Terms of use
Public performance rights secured.
Description
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. DVD, NTSC.
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