It looks like 2006 is the year Videobloggers start to become aggressive and begin kicking some traditional media ass.
;) --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Chuck Olsen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > http://mnstories.com/video/rb/rb_sxsw_darknets.mov > > > --- In email@example.com, "Michael Verdi" <michael@> wrote: > > > > Hey, > > I'm back from SXSW. The Darknets panel was a good and touched on some of the > > copyright issues. Personally, I think a system where something like "The > > Grey Album" is illegal, doesn't work. Now the MPAA (they had a > > representative on the panel) and the RIAA still look at this as theft. As > > long as that's the case, things are not going to change. And they certainly > > won't listen to me as an individual on the issue. But if people in aggregate > > willfully disregard these laws where they're just plain stupid, I think, > > they'll be forced to come up with some sort of solution. Just as background > > - I come at this as an artist who very much respects people's right to get > > paid for their work and on the other hand I also believe that by > > contributing to and participating in culture (popular and otherwise) you > > give up total control over your work. A few years ago I made a short film > > about my brother and I playing Star Trek as kids (here's the link all you > > fellow Star Trek nerds: > > http://www.michaelverdi.com/video/mjplaystartrek.mov). I wrote to > > Paramount asking for the right to use the tricorder and > > transporter sounds. What I got back from them was a letter explaining how I > > could not use (with no option to license for a fee) those sounds along with > > the words "Spock", "Enterprise" or "Phaser." I just think that's complete > > bullshit. We didn't play Star Voyages as kids or run around with Quadcorders > > or something. It was Star Trek. Those are my memories and this film is my > > way of remembering. I don't really give a shit if you've trademarked that > > stuff - it's part of the culture and they've benefited from that by both > > ripping lots of others off in the ideas behind it and in the billions of > > dollars they've made because of it. > > > > -Verdi > > > Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/