Shea McClellin, Boise State alumni has been in town training as he purses his life time dream of playing in the NFL and fortunate for us he took some time out of his day to pay us a visit at the IMKING head quarters. Most of you should already know that we are huge supporters of the Bronco Nation and wanted to wish Shea along with the rest of his senior class good luck as they prep for their all-star games and ultimately the NFL combine! Anxious to see them all ball out at the top level with the top competitors, going to be exciting.
Most people have heard of Dom Kennedy and Currensy , but have you heard of Zeke? If you have listened to Dom’s, “From The Westside With Love II” album, then you’ve probably stumbled across his O.P.M. track. The song features a local artist, Zeke , who is passionate about classic R&B and wants to bring back a 90′s feel to the music scene. There’s a lot more to say about the guy, but we’ll give him his own spotlight segment on the blog sometime very soon. Listening to someone on iTunes is one way to do it, or you can pull out the extra cash you have in your pocket to go out and actually support the artist. I heard that Zeke was going to be performing O.P.M. last week over at the Fox Theater in Pomona with Dom and couldn’t turn down the opportunity to see him perform live. When I see an opportunity to go out and support, I’ll make the 30+ mile drive to do so. So I made the drive out and his performance didn’t seem to disappoint the crowd at all. There’s just something about that song that I can’t seem to get over… We look forward to all of the upcoming music from Zeke and hope that you guys will enjoy it with us!
DOM & CASEY VEGGIES
ZEKE (on left).
More about SOPA and PIPA
Members of Congress are trying to do the right thing by going after pirates and counterfeiters but SOPA and PIPA are the wrong way to do it.
1. SOPA and PIPA would censor the Web
The U.S. government could order the blocking of sites using methods similar to those employed by China. Among other things, search engines could be forced to delete entire websites from their search results. That’s why 41 human rights organizations and 110 prominent law professors have expressed grave concerns about the bills.
2. SOPA and PIPA would be job-killers because they would create a new era of uncertainty for American business
Law-abiding U.S. internet companies would have to monitor everything users link to or upload or face the risk of time-consuming litigation. That’s why AOL, EBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo and Zynga wrote a letter to Congress saying these bills “pose a serious risk to our industry’s continued track record of innovation and job-creation.” It’s also why 55 of America’s most successful venture capitalists expressed concern that PIPA “would stifle investment in Internet services, throttle innovation, and hurt American competitiveness”. More than 204 entrepreneurs told Congress that PIPA and SOPA would “hurt economic growth and chill innovation”.
3. SOPA and PIPA wouldn’t stop piracy
To make matters worse, SOPA and PIPA won’t even work. The censorship regulations written into these bills won’t shut down pirate sites. These sites will just change their addresses and continue their criminal activities, while law-abiding companies will suffer high penalties for breaches they can’t possibly control.
There are effective ways to combat foreign “rogue” websites dedicated to copyright infringement and trademark counterfeiting, while preserving the innovation and dynamism that have made the Internet such an important driver of American economic growth and job creation. Congress should consider alternatives like the OPEN Act, which takes targeted and focused steps to cut off the money supply from foreign pirate sites without making US companies censor the Web.