The Princely Farewell Episode

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prince-2016Join your guides of geek as Trevor looks at the drop in Game of Thrones piracy in Australia and Kristian farewells another music icon, Prince.  We also have all the upcoming events and details of our next Redeeming Features cast which will happen after a break in your regular podcast schedule.

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel for special features and gameplay videos and don’t forget our uStream channel for live events!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get regular news, podcast updates and to give us your feedback and suggestions.

Want more? Check out our home page at rufusproject.com, then subscribe to The Rufus Project via your favourite Podcast app or over at Podomatic, and while there feel free to throw a few dollars our way via the donate button to help us cover hosting costs!  You can also wear our exclusive designs by heading to our shirt store store, or check out stuff we like over at Bandcamp.

Enjoy!

Important places to visit


Game of Thrones Season 6 Triggers Piracy Craze – Torrenfreak

The Rufus Project Homepage

The Rufus Project Shirt Store

kristianfletcher.com

Do you have a product or service you think may be of interest to The Rufus Project listeners?  Please contact us at therufusproject@gmail.com


*** The fine print ***

Theme song:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Stoned Moneys by Malter available under Creative Commons at Flashkit.com

News Theme:

Opening Theme Song by Fletcher Henderson (1945) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Geek Feature Theme:

Press Start by Tuberz McGee from Temporal Duality: A Sonic CD Remix Album available under Creative Commons

Pop Culture Theme:

Red Hot Henry Brown by Georgia Melodians (1925) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Local Wildlife Theme:

Dino Stomp by Richard E Moore available under creative commons at freesound.org

Small Dog Bark sampled from the cute and fluffy Lucy by Trevor Holland (also available under creative commons for general use… please attribute me if you use it!)

Wrap Up Theme:

Forbes Farewell by US Marine Fife and Drum Corps (1902) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Closing theme:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

When Doves Cry by Prince (1984) – Copyright Warner Bros, used under fair use

The Rufus Project Meets B-Movies Live episode

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4d5a8558-6b6c-445b-a0ae-06999697979eJoin your guides of geek as we chat to the cast of the upcoming show B-Movies Live: Frankenstein meets the Space Monster at the Brisbane Anywhere Festival.  We also a bunch of upcoming events and more info about our next Redeeming Features Cast.

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel for special features and gameplay videos and don’t forget our uStream channel for live events!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get regular news, podcast updates and to give us your feedback and suggestions.

Want more? Check out our home page at rufusproject.com, then subscribe to The Rufus Project via your favourite Podcast app or over at Podomatic, and while there feel free to throw a few dollars our way via the donate button to help us cover hosting costs!  You can also wear our exclusive designs by heading to our shirt store store, or check out stuff we like over at Bandcamp.

Enjoy!

Important places to visit


B-Movies Live – Brisbane Anywhere Festival

The Rufus Project Homepage

The Rufus Project Shirt Store

kristianfletcher.com

Do you have a product or service you think may be of interest to The Rufus Project listeners?  Please contact us at therufusproject@gmail.com


*** The fine print ***

Theme song:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Stoned Moneys by Malter available under Creative Commons at Flashkit.com

News Theme:

Opening Theme Song by Fletcher Henderson (1945) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Geek Feature Theme:

Press Start by Tuberz McGee from Temporal Duality: A Sonic CD Remix Album available under Creative Commons

Pop Culture Theme:

Red Hot Henry Brown by Georgia Melodians (1925) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Local Wildlife Theme:

Dino Stomp by Richard E Moore available under creative commons at freesound.org

Small Dog Bark sampled from the cute and fluffy Lucy by Trevor Holland (also available under creative commons for general use… please attribute me if you use it!)

Wrap Up Theme:

Forbes Farewell by US Marine Fife and Drum Corps (1902) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Closing theme:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Happy Birthday to…. US!

photoWow, two years…  Two years since the very first Rufus Project podcast went live!

It was such a different beast to what we have now.  There was no Redeeming Features section, a very strict format and two people trying hard, maybe just a bit too hard, to create something entertaining and informative (with a little self promotion on the side).

Right from the start, the intent to share the stuff that grabbed the attention and interest of Kristian and myself.  It took us a while to realise that, but once we did the process became more relaxed and the podcasts themselves started improving.

The biggest change form those early days has to be the Redeeming Features section, where Kristian and I watched a bad/poorly rated/controversial movie to see if we could find any redeeming features and perhaps redeem the movie itself.  From its start where I just made a list of features, a practice that ceased after I forced out a list for the abominable movie, Bloodrayne, it evolved into a quick chat with Kristian, to taking up the majority of the fortnightly podcast, to finally being its own entity late last year.

If you are game, you can check out The Launch Episode in all its over edited glory below!

The Rufus Project Episode 1: The Launch Episode

Hey, we even did a trailer for it that I am still proud of (which also kind of shows where our little mascot came from).

So cheers to The Rufus Project! Two years old, much evolved, and still evolving!

Let us know your favourite moments, and your suggestions for the next two years, in the comments below!

Thanks for listening and remember to subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or your favourite podcasting app.

Trevor

The Special Report Episode

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Join your guides of geek, minus one, as Trevor takes over with a special report on recent Australian copyright news. We also have info our next Redeeming Features Cast.

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel for special features and gameplay videos and don’t forget our uStream channel for live events!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get regular news, podcast updates and to give us your feedback and suggestions.

Want more? Check out our home page at rufusproject.com, then subscribe to The Rufus Project via your favourite Podcast app or over at Podomatic, and while there feel free to throw a few dollars our way via the donate button to help us cover hosting costs!  You can also wear our exclusive designs by heading to our shirt store store, or check out stuff we like over at Bandcamp.

Enjoy!

Important places to visit

Dallas Buyers Club Throws In The Towel On iiNet Piracy Case (Gizmodo Australia)

Australia’s Three Strikes’ Piracy Code Has Been Abandoned – Gizmodo Australia

AUSSIE SITE BLOCKING IMMINENT BUT THREE STRIKES ABANDONED – TorrentFreak

The Rufus Project Homepage

The Rufus Project Shirt Store

kristianfletcher.com

Do you have a product or service you think may be of interest to The Rufus Project listeners?  Please contact us at therufusproject@gmail.com


*** The fine print ***

Theme song:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Stoned Moneys by Malter available under Creative Commons at Flashkit.com

News Theme:

Opening Theme Song by Fletcher Henderson (1945) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Geek Feature Theme:

Press Start by Tuberz McGee from Temporal Duality: A Sonic CD Remix Album available under Creative Commons

Pop Culture Theme:

Red Hot Henry Brown by Georgia Melodians (1925) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Local Wildlife Theme:

Dino Stomp by Richard E Moore available under creative commons at freesound.org

Small Dog Bark sampled from the cute and fluffy Lucy by Trevor Holland (also available under creative commons for general use… please attribute me if you use it!)

Wrap Up Theme:

Forbes Farewell by US Marine Fife and Drum Corps (1902) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Closing theme:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

This Week’s Podcast Unavoidably Delayed

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Hi podcast fans.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, which may include a laptop with a busted screen where I am waiting for a replacement screen (for example), this week’s mini episode will be regretfully delayed.

Please be patient, it will be up as soon as possible, and it will be a good one!

In the meantime, if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or your favourite podcast app.

Talk to you soon (hopefully).

Trevor

Paypal Also Cracking Down on VPN and Unblocking Services

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Image source: PayPal

Following Netflix’s crackdown on bypassing of geo-blocking, Paypal has now entered the fray taking it’s own action.

VPN and Smart DNS service Unotelly has posted an email they received from Paypal stating they will no longer be accepting payments for the service as it may use “technological measure that descrambles a scrambled work, decrypts an encrypted work or otherwise avoids, bypasses, removes, deactivates or impairs a technological measure without the authority of the copyright owner.”

Of course any VPN can be used for the purpose of bypassing geographic restrictions, the main difference with services like Unotelly is they specifically advertise this ability as a feature of their service.

It must also be stressed that there are no laws against bypassing restrictions at this time.

With Paypal taking these steps so soon after Netflix’s crackdown it’s difficult not to make an assumption that these events are connected.  There has been increased rhetoric referring to bypassing region restrictions as piracy plus privacy concerns creating a huge spike in VPN usage in recent times.

As regional licensing has been hugely profitable for licence holders for decades it is easy to see how very recent technical advancements would be considered a threat to their business models.  Technical limitations of the past made enforcement easier, just ask anyone who tried to play an NTSC video tape in a PAL territory!

Of course, I can only make a casual link between the Netflix and Paypal actions at this time.  However I will not be shocked if we see more action taken against VPN and unblocking services, particularly those that advertise bypassing geo-blocks, within the next few months.

(Source: TorrentFreak)

Netflix Crackdown Is Underway

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Image: Netflix.com

The hope that Netflix was just making a token effort with restricting use of VPN and unblocking service to access other region content to appease licence holders has been, at least partially, dashed for users of the uFlix service in Australia.

Reports have also been received that some Getflix users are also having issues.

Being based in Australia, and as a user of an unblocking service, I am happy to say my access is still currently available.  However I am reluctant to specify the service I am using at this time as I am not too keen on bringing further attention to it given these recent events.

Do you still have access to overseas Netflix content?  Comment below and don’t forget Choice Australia is trying to prevent Australians from being locked out of US content.

Netflix Is Already Blocking US Content Streamed Via VPN In Australia (source: Gizmodo Australia)

Netflix CEO Doesn’t Think VPNs Are A Big Problem

netflix-logoAfter all this talk of a crackdown on region jumping Netflix users the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, has come out saying that he doesn’t think that there is much of an issue with people avoiding regional restrictions.

His focus is instead on pushing for global licensing of content to make geo-blocking of content a thing of the past.

It’s easy to guess which side of the fence I am on.  As a firm supporter of the idea that accessible and affordable content is the best way to combat piracy I am hoping the licence holders start listening to Mr Hastings!

And can we please stop referring to region hopping as “VPN piracy” guys.  The content is still being paid for, and it proves the customers are willing to pay more for a better selection.

ENTERTAINMENT Netflix Doesn’t Think VPN Piracy Is A Big Problem (source Gizmodo Australia)

Author:

Trevor Holland

The Homepage Episode

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(Image source: YouTube)

Join your guides of geek as we launch into Season 3 of The Rufus Project! Kristian and Trevor get very excited about our new homepage, we check out some of the news from the break and then have to get a little bit sad about some of it.  We also let you know about our the movie featured in our first Redeeming Features Cast for 2016.

Don’t forget to visit our YouTube channel for special features and gameplay videos and don’t forget our uStream channel for live events!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get regular news, podcast updates and to give us your feedback and suggestions.

Want more? Check out our home page at rufusproject.com, then subscribe to The Rufus Project via your favourite Podcast app or over at Podomatic, and while there feel free to throw a few dollars our way via the donate button to help us cover hosting costs!  You can also wear our exclusive designs by heading to our shirt store store, or check out stuff we like over at Bandcamp.

Enjoy!

News Stories

Game Of Thrones Return Date Announced, Piracy Stories To Occur Just After

Despite Rampant Piracy The Movie Industry Records Record Profits

Vin Diesels’s Socks (YouTube)

Netflix Intends To Crackdown On Those Bypassing Regional Restrictions

Choice Australia Fighting The Netflix Blockade

DAVID BOWIE: STARMAN

David Bowie YouTube Mix

Important places to visit

The Rufus Project Homepage

The Rufus Project Shirt Store

kristianfletcher.com

Do you have a product or service you think may be of interest to The Rufus Project listeners?  Please contact us at therufusproject@gmail.com


*** The fine print ***

Theme song:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Stoned Moneys by Malter available under Creative Commons at Flashkit.com

News Theme:

Opening Theme Song by Fletcher Henderson (1945) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Geek Feature Theme:

Press Start by Tuberz McGee from Temporal Duality: A Sonic CD Remix Album available under Creative Commons

Pop Culture Theme:

Red Hot Henry Brown by Georgia Melodians (1925) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Local Wildlife Theme:

Dino Stomp by Richard E Moore available under creative commons at freesound.org

Small Dog Bark sampled from the cute and fluffy Lucy by Trevor Holland (also available under creative commons for general use… please attribute me if you use it!)

Wrap Up Theme:

Forbes Farewell by US Marine Fife and Drum Corps (1902) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

Closing theme:

Ain’t We Got Fun by Benson Orchestra of Chicago (1921) available under public domain at The Internet Archive

The Return Of The Rufus Project Podcast Is Imminent!

Wow, that’s come around fast!

The new season of  the Rufus Project podcast will be launching this Friday the 22nd of January.

Join Kristian Fletcher and myself as we welcome in the new year (a bit late) and begin what we hope will be a huge year for the podcast, and ourselves.

If you haven’t subscribed yet then find The Rufus Project in your favourite podcast app or head over to our Podomatic page.  Of course new episodes will be available right here on The Rufus Project homepage for streaming or download as soon as they are ready to go.

Kristian and I are very excited with the plans for 2016, so please come and join us on our journey.

Hope you can join us on Friday!

Author:

Trevor Holland