PROTECT IP Act

I was first alerted to the PROTECT IP Act today by many posts of a video (below) on facebook. 

It is a little hard to figure out what this would mean for the internet as a whole if passed.  The viewpoints seem pretty divided – from The Washington Post taking an endorsing stance (as signed by ‘Editorial’) to  The New York Times publishing a negative stance (as written by ‘REBECCA MacKINNON’). 

An illegal download does not equal a lost sale, and this seems like an alarming way to deal with the issue.  Well, kind of deal with the issue – since most of the documentation indicates that the nefarious sites can be accessed through a direct IP address.

**Update – here are the links to the actual documents so that you can be the judge:

http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/112%20HR%203261.pdf 
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s968rs/pdf/BILLS-112s968rs.pdf

Below is the video that introduced me to this bill:

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Zbrush model WIP

Hello!  I’ve been having a great time learning my way through Zbrush – thought I would post what I have so far.  The texture still needs a lot of work.  At the bottom, you can also see the base mesh and UV layout I created in Maya – which was the starting point for Zbrush.

Cool Websites

Hey all, I’ve been thinking to do some work on my personal website (dansilber.com) – giving some sort of Flash interface on the main page.  So I’ve been doing some research and uncovering some really awesome sites.  Here is a list to… some other lists of excellent websites.

List of 3D Flash websites

And a bunch more:

And this one is super cool, because it also has some dos and don’ts for using Flash: