Sep. 7th, 2014

thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Slightly updated from the comments because I thought of more things.

[personal profile] kiki_miserychic asked about "Origin Stories": This is what they make you take the medication for )

[personal profile] oracne asked about "Hey Ho": I privatized world peace )

[personal profile] chaila asked about "Riot Act": I want out )

[personal profile] kore asked about the openings of "Etheric Messages" and "No Skin":

Everyone I see )

Messages from another world )
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
Passing this on from [personal profile] rivkat: Fan Video & Multimedia is once again working with our Legal Committee as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to petition for a DMCA exemption granting vidders, AMV makers, and other creators of noncommercial remix video the right to break copy protection on media files. In 2010, we won the right to rip DVDs; in 2012, we got that exemption renewed and expanded to include digital downloads (iTunes, Amazon Unbox, etc.). In 2015, we’ll be pushing to add Blu-Ray. Right now we’re in the data-gathering stage: asking fan video makers to talk with us about how they get Blu-Ray source and why Blu-Ray is important.


RT:

The exemption will expire if not renewed! The big copyright industries fought really hard last time, and renewal is not a foregone conclusion, even though we’re still right. As always we need (1) examples of vids that make a critical commentary on the original source, particularly examples from the past 3 years, as well as (2) vids that need very high quality source, in technical terms, to do what they do. With Blu-Ray, we need (3) explanations of how getting Blu-Ray source can be done, so we can educate the Copyright Office, and (4) explanations for why Blu-Ray source is important.

If you can help with any of these, please let legal@transformativeworks.org know!

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