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Update: ‘AT-AT For America’ campaign closes down

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If you donated to the AT-AT For America project, something I've blogged about here, you will be getting your money back.

According to the group's website, representatives with LucasFilm were not thrilled that an unofficial piece of George Lucas' Star Wars intellectual property was being advertised in such a way.  It's indeed a sad day for America:

Fans who didn’t have money but still offered to do anything moved my heart. ...

There are so many smart people in our world. This project would have been a great example of what Clay Shirky calls our nation’s “Cognitive Surplus”. As I write this I just got an email from a former Naval nuclear sub officer. If some bum from Oklahoma can get those kind of volunteers, why can’t we solve the real problems of our country?

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