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!
thuviaptarth: golden thuvia with six-legged lion (Default)
[community profile] remix_goes_wild:

Remix Goes Wild is a low pressure, long term, non-exchange remix challenge that allows you to remix your own fic as well as fic written by others. Using a set up based very loosely on the old table challenges, the challenge will be to do different types of remixes based on a list of remix prompts. In other words, you take Story A and remix it by changing the POV and then move on to Story B and remix it by adding a missing scene and then move on to Story C and...well you get the idea.

In addition to the goals listed above, the idea of this challenge is to push the boundaries of what constitutes a remix. How far can you change a story before it is no longer a remix of the original but a story very similar to the original? The prompts were designed with that in mind and also with the hope that people will have fun with them.Remix Goes Wild is a low pressure, long term, non-exchange remix challenge that allows you to remix your own fic as well as fic written by others. Using a set up based very loosely on the old table challenges, the challenge will be to do different types of remixes based on a list of remix prompts. In other words, you take Story A and remix it by changing the POV and then move on to Story B and remix it by adding a missing scene and then move on to Story C and...well you get the idea.

In addition to the goals listed above, the idea of this challenge is to push the boundaries of what constitutes a remix. How far can you change a story before it is no longer a remix of the original but a story very similar to the original? The prompts were designed with that in mind and also with the hope that people will have fun with them.
thuviaptarth: ruby whirling, captioned "the demon chick" (ruby)
Yay remix! Yay qualifying for remix!

Since the rest of the world doesn't count BtVS and AtS as one fandom, the only fandom in which I qualify is Supernatural (6 stories >= 500 words - 1 (unofficial?) remix (?) = 5 stories = yay!). The closest I come otherwise is Angel Sanctuary, which is sure to amuse the five other people who read in the fandom.

I am bemused. That seems like an awful lot of unqualifying for the amount of time I've been in fandom. Anyway! I am excited. I haven't done remix since the first year. I may not do it this year, depending on the deadlines, because there are three stories I need to finish in the next six weeks, but I will decide when I see what the deadlines are.

Also, I really need to update my Website.
thuviaptarth: ruby whirling, captioned "the demon chick" (ruby)
Yay remix! Yay qualifying for remix!

Since the rest of the world doesn't count BtVS and AtS as one fandom, the only fandom in which I qualify is Supernatural (6 stories >= 500 words - 1 (unofficial?) remix (?) = 5 stories = yay!). The closest I come otherwise is Angel Sanctuary, which is sure to amuse the five other people who read in the fandom.

I am bemused. That seems like an awful lot of unqualifying for the amount of time I've been in fandom. Anyway! I am excited. I haven't done remix since the first year. I may not do it this year, depending on the deadlines, because there are three stories I need to finish in the next six weeks, but I will decide when I see what the deadlines are.

Also, I really need to update my Website.

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