Another simple explanation of the situation for writers in New Media.
At Friday's WGA rally at Fox, author Harlan Ellison can be seen here in photo number 2 holding a sign that says, "Nick Counter Sleeps with the Fishe$$$". (Nick Counter is the mafia style negotiator for the corrupt corporate bosses of the AMPTP.)
UPDATE: photo of Harlan by Eric Appel.
Writer Josh Friedman, the show runner of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (to be scored by Bear McCreary) has a great blog post on the strike. Also, check out the latest from Ken Levine on the march up Pico.