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The Webcomic Beacon Newscast

for February 12, 2012

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Trying something new with the Newscast format! Starting with strict news reporting in one segment, then discussion in another section. Give a listen then give us some feedback!

Thom Revor and Alex Heberling with News Researchers Eric Kimball and Jason Strawsburg bring you this week's edition of The Webcomic Beacon Newscast! Read all the news of the past week below. Some news not discussed in part, or at all, on the show.

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Top Stories

IVERSE and Diamond announce “Digital Comics Reader” APP for iOS and Android
Original Source: Comic Book Resources

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Buzz

Courts rule for Marvel against Ghost Rider co-creator
The story of Gary Friedrich
Original Source: Bleeding Cool.
And they may be coming for you next (Comics Reporter)
Additionally: Steve Niles taking donations for Gary Friedrich

Korean Webcomic to Movie adaptation
Original Source: Animation Insider
Additionally: Info on the historical background (Wikipedia)

Interview about the Order of the Stick Kickstarter
Original Source: Comics Alliance

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Business

DC Reveals January Digital Rankings
Original Source: Comic Book Resources

Jamie Gambells Digital Experiment
Found via: Robot 6 - Original Sources: Jamie Gambells (part 1, part 2)

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Legal

The Legal View: Costumes, Cars and Copyright
Original Source: Comics Beat

History of Copyright as Researched by a Web Comic Artist
Found via: Thomas Gideon - Original Source: Wondermark

Fight over iTunes products being “sales” vs “Licences
Original Source: Slashdot

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Education

Examples of the power of white space
Original Source: Designer Daily

Sneak Peak at Adobe Photoshop C6
Original Source: Designer Daily

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Tech

Debunking the Original Sin of Newspapers
Original Source: GiGaOM

Google develops a program to determine “funny”
Original Source: GiGaOM

Twitter determines the real people’s choice
Original Source: GiGaOM

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Tidbits

ACTA Protests: Thousands take to the streets across Europe
Original Source: BBC

Web Comic Draws Inspiration From a Twitter Spammer
Original Source: The New York Times

Twitter campaign for Peanuts
Original Source: Washington Post

Crowd-sourcing: Tim Schafer raises $1m in 24 hours for new adventure game
Original Source: The Escapist

Star Wars Uncut, Fan re-created Star Wars film
Original Source: CNN
"Star Wars Uncut" - The crowd-sourced Fan movie.

Han Never Shot First, says Lucas
Original Source: Comic Book Resources
Additionally: “Han Shot First” on Wikipedia
Counter: Laserdisc version to:


Additionally: Control Panel Shoots First

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Oddities

Syrian Officials used 12345 as password
Original Source: Slashdot
Additionally: Spaceballs the movie

Nook Graphic Novel section filled with Porn
Found via: Bleeding Cool - Original Source: PC Magazine

Real Life Radioactive Spiders
Found via: Robot 6 - Original Source: The Sun

About Death of Superman and a response
Original Source: Comic Mix
Additionally: The Death and Return of Superman:

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Thoughts

Courts rule for Marvel against Ghost Rider co-creator
The story of Gary Friedrich
Original Source: Bleeding Cool
Additionally: And they may be coming for you next (Comics Reporter)

Nicolas Cage Petition (Re: Gary Friedrich/Ghost Rider Lawsuit)
Original Source: ComicMix

Debunking the Original Sin of Newspapers
Original Source: GiGaOM

History of Copyright as Researched by a Web Comic Artist
Found via: Thomas Gideon - Original Source: Wondermark

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Milestones
Imagine Industries (100)
Sara Zero (5 Years)

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