Barely a day after its launch, FIRE’s new video has already been viewed well over 25,000 times! Thanks to links from io9, Instapundit, Forbes, Hot Air, geekology, Geeks of Doom, reddit, and more, the new video has taken off!
The new video, Don’t Mess with Firefly! How SciFi Fans Made a Campus Safe for Free Speech, details FIRE’s work in defense of Professor Jim Miller of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Miller faced censorship and threats of criminal charges from campus officials for his posters celebrating Joss Whedon’s acclaimed sci-fi television series Firefly and condemning fascism. The video also features an interview with legendary sci-fi author Neil Gaiman, who alerted his 1.7 million Twitter followers to Professor Miller’s unjust ordeal.
FIRE’s October 2011 victory in the case received international attention, and our new video is already proving to be a hit of similar proportions. But don’t take my word for it-check the video out for yourself, and pass it on.
One last thing: Prizes.org is awarding $500 in prizes to the best tweets about FIRE’s Firefly victory. Get the details here. We’ve received some good entries already, so be sure to submit yours!
Schools: University of Wisconsin – Stout Cases: University of Wisconsin – Stout: Censorship, Referral to Threat Assessment Team, and Threat of Criminal Charges after Professor Puts Posters Outside Office Door