2.2 - Back in Black
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This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 1 “The Black Gundam” (黒いガンダム), discuss our first impressions, and provide commentary and research on animation history and technology in the early 80s, and Neil Sedaka and Zeta - transcending copyright.
- Fantastic, global history of animation:
Bendazzi, Giannalberto. Cartoons: One Hundred Years of Cinema Animation. Indiana University Press, 2009.
- Wikipedia pages explaining the difference between computer-assisted animation and computer-generated animation, and the use of computers in traditional animation.
- Description and history of Antics 2d animation software.
- Explanation of vector graphics.
- Paper describing what it was like to program with punchcards.
- TV Tropes page on merchandise driven programs.
- How Stuff Works page on the first TV cartoon made for a pre-existing toy - Hot Wheels (this show contributed to later regulation on these kinds of programs).
- Article about the regulation (and de-regulation) of children's TV programming, and an article from the NYTimes, 1988, about Reagan's veto of a congressional measure to re-introduce regulations.
- NHK paper (in English) on history and trends in children's TV programming in Japan and a few international markets.
- Copyright Research and Information Center (a Japanese organization)'s very readable English-language explanation of Japanese copyright.
- COPYRIGHT SYSTEM IN JAPAN, by Japan Copyright Office (JCO), Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan - published by Copyright Research and Information Center.
- JASRAC's own explanation of its services.
- Explanation of the differences between JASRAC and US Performing Rights Organizations with regard to synchronization rights, written by a Japanese-born, US-based artist and music producer.
- FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS in JAPANESE AND AMERICAN COPYRIGHT LAW by Dennis S. Karjala and Keiji Sugiyama.
- Thom's law-school copyright textbook:
Robert A. Gorman and Jane C. Ginsburg, Copyright, 7th Ed., Foundation Press (2006).
- Wikipedia page for Neil Sedaka, and Gundam fandom-wiki pages for the songs "Z - Toki wo Koete" (Z・刻をこえて / Zeta - Transcending Times), "Hoshi e Ai wo Komete" (水の星へ愛をこめて / From the Aqueous Star with Love), and "Hoshizora no Believe" (星空のBelieve / Believe in the Starry Sky).
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