The Electric Comet | Full Documentary
8/3/2013 – from The Thunderbolts Project PRO
The recent YouTube take-down of this fact-based documentary has provoked a remarkable response, suggesting that a large and growing community understands very well the issues at stake.
The take-down was due to a single complaint of copyright infringement by astronomer Travis Rector at the University of Alaska. Prompted by astronomer Sean Walker, Rector filed a complaint with YouTube, in disregard for both fair use and fair play. Unwittingly, he provoked an outpouring of criticism that caused him to hide the story he’d published on his own Facebook page as criticism continued to pour in.
On matters such as this, public consciousness has come a long way in recent years. Take away the fair use principle and the same people who manage taxpayer funding within the sciences will also control the flow of information and ideas. When foundational…
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