XLt Summer Hotspots v.10 : Animal Spirits vs. Corporate Beasts (Part 3)

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{circus poster by Kaja Renkas, Pigasus Galerie}

<5.8.> “Solidaritaet Fuer Nachbarn“, Vernissage, Pigasus Galerie meets Buchhandlung Cafe,  20:00h -26:00h : ) or later… It’s Polish Poster Art month in August at Buchhandlung ! w/ Djs Manio + Podinski – podopolog beats !

<16.08 > dj/vj/xj Podinski’s kaleidescope mix of polish poster art ( as presented in the spring at Polnische Institut in Dusseldorf ).

<30.08> Finnisage, w/ special guests, tba

Fedbook invite here ( at yur own risk! )

Letter to the Telekommunisten Stammtisch … and You :

SOLIDARITY For The Neighbors !

Last year, Philips, the multinational Dutch electronics company attacked a number of small (+ vulnerable) businesses in the area to collect money on an extremely obscure DVD coding/index patent, before it expires in 2012! A corporate fishing expedition. Pigasus Shop in Torstr. 62 – in Mitte -became one of their victims, and having lost in court this summer, owe nearly € 15,000 + lawyers’ fees.

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XLterrestrials reported on the ugly tale’s beginnings :HERE: The Real Blood Spilled in the “Digital Revolution” (part 1)

… Part 2:

And, as we were in the shop this week, a few more gruesome ( and tragi-comic) details emerged. Philips had confiscated all DVDs from the shop last December. Now in July, some boxes are finally returning after being held hostage, and only after mountainous bureaucracy, a hired lawyer’s counter-pressure, and coughing up some of the ransom .

Nearly all of the DVD packaging had been slashed open, and a note explained which DVDs were not returned. Only a few out of hundreds of DVDs are apparently in violation of their code ( which really has nothing to do with shopkeepers, but distributors + labels’ responsibilities, but that’s too bloody long a detail for here.) One of which is a Polish-made Children’s Animation Film, which remains ILLEGAL until 2012.

And you know for sure, THE KIDS JUST DON’T FUCKING CARE ABOUT THE MONEY-GRUBBERS’ GAME !

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{poster by Kaja Renkas, Pigasus Galerie}

tbc…

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