As many of you know, the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) is on strike because the major corporations for whom they work refuse to give them fair compensation for, say, DVD residuals and Internet downloading of their work on places like iTunes. The online thing is particularly critical because it’s going to set a major precedent for years to come, and given how much of the world is moving online, the situation now will only be exacerbated in the future when, say, more online-only shows are produced, or when TV and the Internet become even more linked. Yes, writers deserve to be paid fairly for their work.
Here’s some more background on the strike, in a cute short produced by a bunch of Daily Show writers:
And this video gives you a suggestion about how to support the strikers:
(Or you can just go here.)