Traditional oil paintings of Star Wars Lightsabers by Drew Baker — Kickstarter

So this guy is going to make copies of intellectual properties belonging to Lucasarts/Disney for profit, and doesn’t expect any problems with that…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/drewbaker/traditional-oil-paintings-of-star-wars-lightsabers

Warner/Chappell Issues Copyright Claim Over YouTube Video Deliberately Containing None Of Its Music | Techdirt


Warner/Chappell’s DMCA takedown arm is so damn proactive it can kill YouTube videos containing as little as 0% of its IP. A clip of Star Wars posted to YouTube sans overbearing John Williams soundtrack was targeted by Warner/Chappell, the owner of the rights to John Williams’ Star Wars compositions.

Source: Warner/Chappell Issues Copyright Claim Over YouTube Video Deliberately Containing None Of Its Music | Techdirt

Disney drops—then doubles down on—DMCA claim over Star Wars figure pic | Ars Technica


Man who took photos of a $6.94 Walmart action figure gets banned from Facebook.

Source: Disney drops—then doubles down on—DMCA claim over Star Wars figure pic | Ars Technica

Lucasfilm Uses DMCA to Kill Star Wars Toy Picture – TorrentFreak


Star Wars: The Force Awakens has gone into an early and bizarre anti-piracy overdrive. Earlier this week a fansite posted an image of a ‘Rey’ action figure legally bought in Walmart but it was taken down by Facebook and Twitter following a DMCA notice. Meanwhile, webhosts are facing threats of legal action.

Source: Lucasfilm Uses DMCA to Kill Star Wars Toy Picture – TorrentFreak

Galactic Motors G-POD

All right, enough about ice density and back to the shit. John A Smith Jr has put together some CG renderings of hoverbikes that look kind of like those ones the stormtroopers ride in Return of the Jedi on the forest moon of Endor.

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Now it’s not entirely sure how these would work in real life, and the video doesn’t make it a whole lot clearer – it’s basically just these renderings over bad breakbeat music, and then a still frame with some extremely impressive claims:

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250 miles per hour? A revolutionary propulsion system? Absolutely no specifics whatsoever beyond what a third grader might come up with? Sounds super legit and also cool and good.

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