Episode 3.9: A Copyright Carol

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79 Comments to “Episode 3.9: A Copyright Carol”

  1. “Zod DAMN you’re UGLY!!!” — that is one of the funniest things I’ve seen all year! Lookin’ forward to ’08, bruh!

    - Clarence, December 27th, 2007
  2. Dude.

    Important episode.

    Love it.

    I will fight!!!

    - Lan Bui, December 27th, 2007
  3. Dude that was awesome! Great editing, love the exit.

    - Clintus McGintus, December 27th, 2007
  4. Nice job, Rudy! :D

    Sweet Casey cameo, too! :D

    - Bill Cammack, December 27th, 2007
  5. that was a banger.

    - Jay Smooth, December 27th, 2007
  6. Happy Festivous to all!
    Good one, Holo-Casey, Was that an old transmition that was knocking around in old R2′s Rusty inards? Loved the BladeRunner/ Dr Who bit. It does seem that every one is so willing to give up our freedoms in order to make a tone more money for the super rich. Hey I love a good fight as long as I don’t have to do too much work.
    Can’t wait for the new season in 2008. All the best to Everybody!

    - Bladehoonslayer, December 27th, 2007
  7. Liked this one very much. It’s a good made and an important episode. Fight on!

    - George P. Schnyder, December 27th, 2007
  8. I totally support this 100% We should make noise lots of noise or that’s what Ms Garrett said on an episode of the Facts of Life to Natalie.

    - Samsonite, December 27th, 2007
  9. I love that darko-wall effect!
    Awesome show Rudy!!! Thank you!!!

    - Rob, December 27th, 2007
  10. This is a fight we should never forget. This is just draconian measure to stop the growth of art and creativity. Some more info can be seen at http://defectivebydesign.org/ and http://www.free-culture.cc/.

    - Bill Horst-Kotter Jr., December 27th, 2007
  11. Heh heh… another brilliant sketch, Rudy!! Gotta love the Dr. Who music cue :)


    - Matt Campagna, December 27th, 2007
  12. Rudy, that was fracking hilarious and totally explains those Zod ugly stillshots on Facebook :) The cleverness in the writing never fails to impress and the gags are priceless. I heart Galacticast :) *Le Sigh*


    - Anastasia Tubanos, December 27th, 2007
  13. Rock on man!

    - Dave H, December 28th, 2007
  14. The only thing missing was a mountain of mashed potatoes. :) Loved it!

    - Susan, December 28th, 2007
  15. Congratulations for all your 2007 successes! Looking forward to see what you have in store for 2008!

    - Paul Dateh, December 29th, 2007
  16. please come to the US! we’ll protect you!

    - jtg, December 29th, 2007
  17. That was awesome! Close encounter “wall composition” made my day.

    - Halcyon, December 29th, 2007
  18. Yeah! Fight! Whoo-hoo!

    Or, just move here! ;)

    - missbhavens, December 30th, 2007
  19. [...] Also: check the Galacticast DMCA.ca video. [...]

  20. Darkoooooooo!

    Rudy, man, I find it enjoyable that you write the show with a pen. Is it me or is the show getting better and better?

    I also really enjoy seeing you in Japanese makeup.

    - Vu Bui, December 30th, 2007
  21. Hey…

    This episode was about the Canadian DMCA, yet none of the things parodied in it are Canadian in origin!

    No Lahey, no Bubbles, no Bob & Doug McKenzie, no Cabbage Head… not even a token DeGrassi student!

    What gives, eh?

    - Chris Burdick, December 30th, 2007
  22. Hello,

    thats a good podcast.

    Its good to bring the organisation behind the DMCA back to planet earth.
    In present i have trouble with none conform CDs. In the future i must pay for a song, i am thinking about.

    Greatings from germany and a happy new year

    - Ralf, December 30th, 2007
  23. [...] Spirit: I was so gonna show you the DRM of Copyright Past, but you totally wasted my time with your music infringement… Rudy: Satire! Share Permalink Last modified: December 30, 2007 Stephane Daury Web Architect Montreal, QC, Canada Geo: +45° 30' 16.76", -73° 34' 34.86"   [...]

  24. Thanks again everyone for the sweet compliments.

    @Clarence – Me too!

    @Lan – Please do. Seriously, next year will be the most exciting and the scariest for us small guys.

    @Vu – Thanks man, but with a pen? Unless you are talking about my pen… *ahem*

    For my fellow Canadians and international Copyfighters (that includes you Chris Burdick) the fight is being organized on facebook and by Micheal Geist. Links in our “Inspired by” section of the credits.

    Have a Happy New Year everyone.

    - Rudy, December 30th, 2007
  25. [...] from http://www.galacticast.com « Gotta Digg song is online hit [...]

    - A Copyright Carol « YOWSEE.COM, December 31st, 2007
  26. That was really GREAT, and you managed to quote just about every pop Scifi film out there!!

    Keep up the good work (and Fight The POWER!!)

    - dan, December 31st, 2007
  27. [...] Speaking of which, Galacticast did a great little DMCA.ca vid. [...]

  28. [...] this excellent, year-end video from Galacticast which does well to explain some of the basic issues of the proposed DMCA legislation in [...]

  29. Boycott Riaa approved!


    Support Local and Independent Music!

    - independentmusician, January 1st, 2008
  30. Feb 08!!!, Yay!, thats my birthday, Best Gift Ever!, Unless I get AdbAftEf For it then, it’s the 2ed best!Happy ’08′ Rudy, Casey, Dave, Em, French guy, Asian guy and others!

    - Weker1, January 1st, 2008
  31. [...] up the laws that suit those interests rather than the people they were elected to serve. Check out this funny seasonal video about the Canadian situation. The BBC, funded as it is by an enforced “TV tax”, only [...]

  32. “Fight for your freedom, bound for glory, armed with a heart of steel…”
    Damn, I’m so glad that we’re not the only ones having trouble with our MPs. But you think, you’ve got problems? Hey man, look at Germany:
    This data retention is seen as staking out the whole german population. Please rescue us too!!!
    But, by the way, one of the best episodes you’ve ever produced. Go-Go-Go Ga-lac-ti-cast!
    Greez from München!

    - King-of-Darkness, January 1st, 2008
  33. [...] and parody, and to constrain fair and open reviews of products by consumers.  Have a look at this cute program that frames the issues in an amusing way.  Cheers to IBM blogger Pearson for bringing this to our [...]

  34. holo-twitter! Woot! Love how she called you @Rudy :-)

    - David Meade, January 3rd, 2008
  35. yay! this one is just weird enough and important enough to be maybe my favorite.

    - Mickipedia, January 4th, 2008
  36. [...] GALACTICAST presents A Copyright Carol – via Boing Boing a great little end-of-year short calling on Canadians to fight the Canadian DMCA in the coming year, and which parodies many, many, science fiction classics. [...]

  37. Do not let yourself be destroyed as Obi Wan, err… I mean we did in the US. Ever since we passed the DMCA life in the US has been all terrorism, cannibalism, and a plummeting dollar. Don’t do it! Run!

    - Sean Fitzroy, January 9th, 2008
  38. [...] Jahchan of Galacticast provides a creative take on the fight against the Canadian DMCA. Published in Copyright [...]

  39. Cute! & good info.

    - Enric, February 1st, 2008
  40. Wait. I thought the thing about Casey leaving was just Superman’s ruse.

    - Avishai, February 18th, 2008
  41. Eagerly anticipating season three. Galacticast is easily the best thing I’ve seen on “TV” in years. Rudy, you guys seriously kick ass. Keep fighting the good fight!

    Now if I could just stop saying “Frak” and “Zod Damnit” in regular conversation.

    - Ratheri, February 23rd, 2008
  42. Awesome!!!!

    Seriously, Awesome!!!!!

    No kidding, Awesome!!!!!!!!!

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

    - Just Alex, March 1st, 2008
    Or would that be redesign…I don’t know how the internets work.

    - weker1, March 2nd, 2008
  44. Changing season 2 episode labels to season 3 does not count as season 3.

    - Mace, March 3rd, 2008
  45. [...] proposed amendments to the Canadian Copyright Act in the most recent episode of Galacticast, “A Copyright Carol.” The bill was delayed following growing opposition to what many have argued was a flawed [...]

  46. hey mace, I agree… that does NOT a season 3 make. I’m so bummed. I thought it was supposed to start in Feb.

    - mimi, March 21st, 2008
  47. Uh, Rudy — “GALACTICAST Season 3.0 begins FEBRUARY 2008″ — is this an early April Fool’s?

    - Egregious, March 24th, 2008
  48. Guys? Are you there? Need supplies of Galacticast!

    - Ignac, March 31st, 2008
  49. Just be Patient, They Will crank out more I’m Sure!
    From all I have read They have been very busy For most of this year, So just wait, If your Patient They will come.

    - weker1, April 1st, 2008
  50. Uh . . . I think they quit. Nothing lasts forever. Not even on the internet. Maybe that should read “ESPECIALLY on the internet”.

    - Soggypants, April 8th, 2008
  51. We haven’t quit. Oh no. We are just underground, in our secret base, building something … monstrous. Sharp. Deadly. Like a knife.

    [laughs maniacally ... farts]


    - Rudy, April 9th, 2008
  52. Well at least we now know you’re still alive Rudy!

    Didn’t enjoying having to go cold turkey from my Galacticast fix I have to say, but happy to hear you haven’t abandoned us!

    - Firefawkes, April 9th, 2008
  53. Oh, thank Zod. I was worried there. If Galacticast dies, so will we!

    Not really. But it’s a gesture.

    BTW, is Cassey still in it? I can’t tell if that was real or a hoax from Superman.

    - Avishai, April 9th, 2008
  54. Woot cant wait for something new. =]

    - Tony Q, April 10th, 2008
  55. Hooray, glad to hear they will be coming back someday! I was just about to demote this page from my Firefox bar, too. Not going to happen, now!

    - Ryan, April 11th, 2008
  56. I hope that thing is not like Duke Nukem Forever…

    - Ignac, April 17th, 2008
  57. Galacticast, Galacticast! Wherefor art thou, Galacticast?

    - Egregious, May 16th, 2008
  58. Darn it Rudy! Back in January, I was really looking forward to Season 3. Now it’s just about June and not one new episode. Did you get a real job, or did Casey’s departure send you into a drunken downward spiral? C’mon, Casey wasn’t a muse. You’ve got a lot of good material in you. You just need to release it. (Wait! That sounded dirty.) Anyways I look forward to the real Season 3. Good Luck.

    - Stink Monkey, May 30th, 2008
  59. I believe in you Galacticast!

    - Ignac, July 3rd, 2008
  60. [...] DMCA act. The last time they tried to ram this idea down our throats was the subject of the last Galacticast we released, so you know the issue is near and dear to my [...]

  61. Rudy, you either need to drop this podcast or make new episodes. You cant just leave your fans hanging for 7 months…

    - Mace, July 20th, 2008
  62. Oh, and i just remembered, did you get your laptop back yet? If the delay has anything to do with that, then just say so.

    - Mace, July 20th, 2008
  63. I vote to bring Galacticast back.

    - Tony Q, July 24th, 2008
  64. Well at least we now know you’re still alive Rudy!

    Didn’t enjoying having to go cold turkey from my Galacticast fix I have to say, but happy to hear you haven’t abandoned us!

    - ??????????? ????????? ?????, August 4th, 2008
  65. Now that you’re moving to California, will Galacticast be “going Hollywood”?

    - Great Stone Face, August 9th, 2008
  66. Face it – Galacticast is dead. Everything has to have an end, that’s no shame. The only shameful thing is not having the courage to say it’s over.

    Thanks for 71 nice episodes and good luck in the future!

    - King-of-Darkness, August 23rd, 2008
  67. Hi all,

    First, nope, not dead yet. And have no plans to be dead. Casey and I have moved to Los Angeles! Right now getting settled here will take up a lot of our time, plus all our swanky equipment is in storage. But after that, we plan on coming back. More original content, and more behind the scenes reveals on how we do things.

    And keep giving us feedback! Reason #1 why we have a site like this is to hear what you have to say. What do you want to see? How can we raise funds? And what have we done right and wrong.

    Love all, and keep watching. And more importantly, keep yelling at us to get off our asses ;-)

    - galacticast, August 24th, 2008
  68. Good to hear from you… I think the radio silence is what irritates most people… well, me anyhow. Let us know what’s going on! Updates, people! Not like “Well, Casey and I got up and didn’t have coffee this morning because we prefer the blood of the innocent…” well, actually, that would be kinda cool… go with that =P

    Seriously, a bit about the upcoming watchmen movie and how you think it will or won’t live up to the book would be neat. Or some more christian bale fantasizing ala the new terminator/batman movies would be funny. Oh, and more Doctor Who please! With no new season until 2010, I’m counting on you guys for my doctor/dalek fix!

    - Ratheri, August 29th, 2008
  69. Whaaaat? No Dr Who until 2010???? Nooooooooooo! Noooooooooo! Damm you Jorel!

    - Ignac, August 29th, 2008
  70. Calafornia!! Well doggies you’s has loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly, hills that is… hope you guys got one of them fancy cement ponds. Hope all works out great for you guys.
    P.S. Get off your lazy butt asses and get your stuff out of storage and makes some more episodes that makes us all Laugh. p.s.s Keep out of the bad parts of town.

    - Bladehoonslayer, August 31st, 2008
  71. Please guys, help! I can’t hang here so long! Soon I will fall away from Galacticast and into the evil arms of Thatguywiththeglasses.com!
    Now you understand my paiiiiiiin!

    - Avishai Weinberger, September 13th, 2008
  72. @galacticast – Last August 24th, you advised us,”…keep yelling at us to get off our asses”.

    Get off you asses and produce videos. You’re in La-La-Land now, you can hire talent are every bus-person station for pennies on the dollar.

    - Egregious, October 1st, 2008
  73. @galacticast – I agree with Egregious if you do not get started on new videos soon, I am considering threatening to make horrible amateur remakes of your previous shows to force you to make new ones. I have a hi-def camera and am threatening to use it!

    - Brian, October 3rd, 2008
  74. I’m working on my intro graphic for “Alternacast” as we speak…

    - Nathan, October 8th, 2008
  75. AHHHHHHH!!!!!! MAKE MORE VIDEOS!!!!!!! (which key turns up the volume?….what do you mean you can turn up the volume on text…Then how am I supposed to yell at them….Oh the caps is yelling…No I’m not typing all my respon…….)

    - Darren, October 14th, 2008

    Stave 1: Marley’s Ghost

    Galacticast was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Jahchan signed it: and Jahchan’s name was good upon ‘Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Galacticast was as dead as a door-nail.

    Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Galacticast was as dead as a door-nail.

    Jahchan and McKinnon knew Galacticast was dead? Of course they did. How could it be otherwise? Jahchan and McKinnon were partners for I don’t know how many years. Jahchan was Galacticast’s sole executor, its sole administrator, its sole assign, its sole residuary legatee, its sole friend and sole mourner. And even Jahchan was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.

    - Egregious, October 16th, 2008
  77. I know you wouldn’t leave us. I know you know we need you. Please return to our gleaming LCDs…

    - Spiden, October 22nd, 2008
  78. Please come back!

    - Ignac, November 18th, 2008
  79. [...] DMCA act. The last time they tried to ram this idea down our throats was the subject of the last Galacticast we released, so you know the issue is near and dear to my heart. Simply out, Galacticast could never have come [...]

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