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The Glass Wings mailing list and blog is for general idle chit-chat about things we find interesting, especially humor, animation or other subjects relevant to the Glass Wings web site.

Court Won't Rehear Blurred Lines Case, Bad News For Music Creativity

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:30:13 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180711/18065840222/court-wont-rehear-blurred-lines-case-bad-news-music-creativity.shtml>

'But what was astounding about this ruling is that nowhere is any
copyright-protected expression of Gaye's shown to have been copied in
Blurred Lines. Instead, they are accused of making the song have a

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Canada’s Secret to Escaping the ‘Liberal Doom Loop’

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:28:50 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/canadas-secret-to-escaping-the-liberal-doom-loop/564551/>

"How a country can welcome immigrants without triggering a massive
populist backlash"

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How A US Burger Chain Brought 'Ruby Tuesday' Full Circle Through Trademark Bullying

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:05:10 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180712/09452040227/how-us-burger-chain-brought-ruby-tuesday-full-circle-through-trademark-bullying.shtml>

"You may be aware of the American burger chain Ruby Tuesday. The chain
has locations all over the United States and internationally. Notably,
the company's website lists no locations in Australia. This is notable

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We’re Calling It: Australia’s music video of the year has dropped

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:03:56 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed/we-re-calling-it-australia-s-music-video-of-the-year-has-dropped>

"Mixed-race, queer artist Mojo Juju’s new single ‘Native Tongue’ is a
declaration: ethnic identity is not in the eye of the beholder—it’s what
you make it."

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Talented Pianist Plays Beautiful Classical Music for Blind Elephants at a Sanctuary in Thailand

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:59:30 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://laughingsquid.com/pianist-plays-classical-music-for-blind-elephants/>

"Paul Barton, an artist and musician living in Thailand who once played
a green piano with an elephant named Peter, performed beautiful Bach
piano piece for a blind elephant named Lam Duan at Elephant World."

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What Lynchings in 19th Century US Can Teach Us About ‘New India’

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:57:28 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://thewire.in/communalism/lynching-19th-century-america-new-india

"There are three broad lessons to be gained by turning to this horrific
episode of American history, particularly at a time when instead of
confronting hate, our political leaders are busy garlanding it."

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The Creative Fund Launches to Back Every Single Project on Kickstarter

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 22:56:36 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@thecreativefund/the-creative-fund-launches-to-back-every-single-project-on-kickstarter-33ac29affdf6>

"After carefully considering what was in our ability to support creators
on Kickstarter, we decided to pilot The Creative Fund by pledging $1 to
each and every project on the platform."

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Unfunded excellence: on the mid-career crisis for Australian artists

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:21:11 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://overland.org.au/2018/07/unfunded-excellence-on-the-mid-career-crisis-for-australian-artists/>

"This is structural and cultural. It also comes down to a hard fact
about resourcing. The sector needs more money. The arts need more public
funding. I am sick to death of arguments around arts funding themselves."

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Black farmers were deliberately sold ‘fake seeds’ in scheme to steal their land: report

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:19:42 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/black-farmers-deliberately-sold-fake-seeds-scheme-steal-land-report/>

"At the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show show in March of 2017,
African-American farmers believe that Stine Seed Company purposefully
sold them fake seeds."

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The Burning House ~ or what are we going to do when our world turns to ashes?

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:42:05 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://medium.com/@muse_9093/the-burning-house-or-what-are-we-going-to-do-when-our-world-turns-to-ashes-de21cbf40ea3>

"Every nation divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every
city or house divided against itself will not stand."

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