Misha Collins joins the transformative works panel!
Glad people liked the panel! We’ll have a writeup with more photos tomorrow….
Misha Collins joins the transformative works panel!
Glad people liked the panel! We’ll have a writeup with more photos tomorrow….
Meet the sponsors and contributors to SherlockeDCC! We wouldn’t be able to put on this party without the assistance of these amazing companies! Want to see what they have in store for those attending SherlockeDCC? Well, read below!
We partnered with GoPop awhile ago to create custom Sherlock commentary tracks on their app, and they’ve been amazing! Now you’ll all get to try out the app for yourself as GoPop will have a table where they’ll be demoing it. They also have free swag! gopop.tv
FYeahCopyright is going to be a little late to SherlockeDCC because they’re participating in a panel on transformative works and transmedia at the exact same time [link] - but will be there in spirit with ribbons for SDCC badges - and the next day, you can catch FYC’s Heidi talking legal issues and fair use on a panel with Josh of DeviantArt and Betsy of AO3 [link] fyeahcopyright.tumblr
Thanks to Adagio, EVERYONE will be getting free tea at SherlockeDCC! Every goodie bag will have a small tin of tea while those who got The Woman and The Consulting Detective tickets will get free bags and sampler backs. Make sure you tweet and instagram your tea to Adagio! Adagio.com
High Voltage Magazine
The fab ladies of High Voltage will be giving out free print issues of their magazines, some free subscription cards, and will be MCing fandom band Gemini the entire evening! iamhighvoltage.com
Gold Bubble Clothing
Gold Bubble Clothing has a new Sherlock Holmes collection out and they gave us a 15% off code, BSBJULY14, for it! The code has been extended until after SDCC so you can place orders and chat to Gold Bubble at SherlockeDCC! goldbubbleclothing.com
They brought you Pride & Prejudice & Zombies and now they’re coming to SherlockeDCC! Quirk Books are seekers of all things awesome and we’re delighted to have them as sponsors! quirkbooks.com
With their own table, Espionage will be selling and showing you fabulous nail wraps as well as giving away coupons for their line. They ALSO have donated two not-yet-released Sherlock nail wraps for the raffle! espionagecosmetics.com
Watson and Holmes
The folks at New Paradigm Studios have donated a TON of swag featuring their race bent Holmes & Watson. We’ll have comic book issues, t-shirts, and more for attendees. Huge thanks! newparadigmstudios.com
See you at Comic Con!
Hey, Teen Wolf fandom, Mtv has something for you! It’s called The Collective and while it might seem shiny, nifty, annoying and/or inapropriate, it’s wrapped up in something that’s kind of archaic.
"You shall not … reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party website), or otherwise use, any Material without the express prior written consent of VMN or its owner if VMN is not the owner."
Are you coming to San Diego Comic Con this week? FYeahCopyright will be there - and if you’re interested in the intersection of fandom and legal issues as a fan, creator or both, here’s some panels we think you’ll be interested in. Don’t forget to use the SCHED website or app to “rsvp” so the panel organizers and SDCC can have an idea of how many people are interested in each topic!
If you have any additional recs about panels on legal topics or organized by fandomers, please let us know via an Ask, or reblog this post with the info added in and we’ll share the updated version, too.
We hope to see you at SDCC, and if you find either heidi8 or untitledbychoice, ask us for a FIC pen or a badge ribbon - we’ll have both! You can also find Heidi (and the pens, and copies of FIC: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World (edited by annejamison)) with Amber Benson at the smartpopbooks booth (#4300) on Saturday morning from 10 til 11.
Comic Book Law School 202: Moving Forward: Marketing, Monetizing, and More! with a focus on contracts, license agreements and IP law. 10:30 AM in 30CDE
Teen Wolf Fanworks Discussion with daunt (artist), febricant (Not As Described), magneticwave (we knew every line), rashaka (The Next Level Is Real),the_deep_magic (Pack Up; Don’t Stray), and zjofierose (Holding Your Own Weight) 11 AM in 29A
How Media and Marketers Are Harnessing the Might of the Superfan with publisher Filip Sablik (boomstudios), journalist Heidi MacDonald (The Beat,Publishers Weekly), entertainment marketer Jeff Dellinger (Hero Complex), author Rob Salkowitz (Comic Con and the Business of Pop Culture), comics retailer Joe Field (Flying Colors Comics) media strategist Kris Longo (Geek Riot Media), and Ed Catto (Bonfire Agency) 4 PM in 25ABC
Creativity Is Magic: Transmedia and Transformative Works with theorlandojones (Sleepy Hollow), flourish Klink (chief participation officer at The Alchemists), Professor Henry Jenkins (provost professor of communication, journalism, and cinematic arts, USC), Aron Levitz (wattpad) and Heidi Tandy of fyeahcopyright. 7:30 in 25AB
CBLDF: Tales from the Code-True Stories of Censorship. The cbldf (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) “gathers Denny O’Neil, Paul Levitz, and other top storytellers who worked under the Code’s strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.” 12:00 Noon in 30CDE
Fans, Love, and the Law with DeviantArt and Organization for Transformative Works with Josh Wattles of deviantart and Betsy Rosenblatt and Heidi Tandy of the legal committee at transformativeworks. 3:30 in Room 2
Legit Fanfic: How Fan-Made Content Is Good for Audiences, Filmmakers, and Hollywood with Alex LeMay (Resignation Superhero, BZRK), berniesu (lizziebennetdiaries, Welcome to Sanditon), and Josh Caldwell (Resignation Superhero, Anthony Zuiker’s: Cybergedon), Jay Bushman (Lizzie Bennett Diaries, Resignation), brand mangager and transmedia producer Laura Hoefs (Twilight), Jeremy Azevedo (Sr. director of original programming at machinima) and moderator Gayle Bass (Right This Minute). 8:30 26ABC
DeviantArt’s shipping panel, “Building Your Fandom Armada" with Kay Purcell (damphyr) and Aun-Juli Riddle (aunjuli). 12:30 PM in Room 2
Fantastic Fans and Where to Find Them: The Annual Harry Potter Fan Panel, moderated by heidi8, with Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Edition cover illustrator), Dylan Saunders (Team StarKid), Lauren Bird (HP Alliance), Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft), markdoesstuff (MarkDoesStuff.com) and Sunny Williams (Harvey Putter and the Ridiculous Premise). 4:15 in 6DE
Not a panel but relevant to our interests:
Going to San Diego Comic-Con?
Here’s the details:Creativity is Magic: Fandom, Transmedia and…
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One place where we will both definitely be is at Heidi’s panel with theorlandojones, flourish, Dr Henry Jenkins and Aron from Wattpad, on Friday, July 25 rom 7:30 to 8:30 in Room 26AB (SDCC registration required).
A mini twitter rant I thought was worth re-posting here.
Defiantly worth reposting
um no. if i own the book but i cant find it im gonna read a pirated copy online. if i dont want to support the author (im looking at you orson scott card) but i still want to read the book i will pirate it.
Um, no. If I can’t locate the physical copy of a book I own and want to read it immediately, I am not entitled to STEAL a digital copy. I go find the physical book, or dig it out of storage, or wait for my friend who borrowed it to return it, etc, etc. There are books I own in print and ebook form for this very reason. Just because you paid for one copy of a book does not mean you get a second for free.
When you read a pirated book in any capacity, you are supporting piracy. You are telling the people running the site, “I support what you do, I think it’s okay to steal from authors, keep running this site and others like it.” It’s simple supply and demand. If no one downloaded illegal copies, these sites would not exist. People say ‘vote with your dollar.’ Well in this case, vote by not clicking.
Lastly, it is 100% your right to not support any author (or artist) you choose. But doing so through illegal channels defeats the entire purpose of making a statement. Go to the library and read OSC if you don’t want him to get another royalty from you buying his book. That library copy was purchased by legal means and can be read over and over without him earning another dime. Better yet, don’t read him PERIOD. That’s real follow-through. And then when someone asks you what you thought of Ender’s Game, for example, you have a wonderful chance to stand on your soapbox and explain that the book sounded awesome but you didn’t read it because you’re not supporting the author for REASONS.
I understand your points and how you are trying to justify your situation, but that’s exactly what they are—your justifications to steal anyway. Authors get paid royalties only twice a year, and many work a second job to get by. Every sale counts, and if you want more books written in the future, buy and read legal copies.
However, these agreements aren’t new, and to date, they haven’t impacted a large number of users; generally YouTube does follow the DMCA Takedown Process if a copyrightholder complains, which allows the uploader to “counter-notice” and explain why the video is noninfringing.
Fair Use in the US is a lawful use of copyright, and in most cases, where a remixer or vidder says a work is Fair Use - and it is - YouTube generally reinstates the content in full, at least for viewers in the United States.
Fair Use, as a matter of law, isn’t impacted by what private companies choose to do on their own sites.
Fair use is the right to make some use of copyrighted material without getting permission or paying. It is a basic limit on copyright law that protects free expression.
YouTube has long hosted works that qualify as Fair Use - and they’re not the only site that does so. Tumblr, for example, allows users to upload videos right to the site, as long as you own the content, or it’s legal for other reasons; since Fair Use is a lawful use of copyright, that’s one reason.
YouTube has been a beneficiary of something called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s Safe Harbor, which deflects financial liability from sites that host infringing content, if they take the content down when a copyright-owner reports that it’s infringing. There’s a whole Registered Agent-Notice-CounterNotice process in place, and if you don’t follow the various steps, you can’t benefit from the Safe Harbor provisions.
If YouTube is entering into agreements with “certain music copyright owners” that result in YouTube handling “videos containing their sound recordings in ways that differ from the usual processes on YouTube” there is a possibility that YouTube may not be able to take advantage of the Safe Harbor provisions for other content on the site. Can it be that the more they get involved in removing non-infringing (and infringing) works outside of the DMCA process, the less likely they are to be a DMCA Safe Harbor?
The thing is, the agreement that YouTube has with Universal (and possibly other companies) isn’t new; it’s been around since at least 2011 and possibly 2009 or before. FYC’s Heidi got emails from YouTube in 2008 that said, “UMG has claimed some or all audio content in your video Going Underground. This claim was made as part of the YouTube Content Identification program.” (The link goes to the page in the Wayback Machine.)
While some remixers and vidders think that the UMG agreement means that all remixes and fanvids which include songs from Universal Music Group “remain disabled” - they don’t. It’s impossible to tell why certain vids get to stay up and others are taken down and put up and taken down, since the contract between UMG and YouTube is private - and may possibly have been updated since 2009, or 2011, or 2013. It’s impossible to know what the actual parameters are without hearing directly from YouTube or Universal.
We’re going to try and find out.
If this is the same thing that’s been happening occasionally on YouTube since 2009, this doesn’t mean the death of the “YouTube remix” - especially because there are so many other places online to post remixed content - like tumblr - and ways to redirect people to other sites via “silent trailers" on YouTube. And it doesn’t mean anything has changed with regard to the law of Fair Use in the US; the law is what the law is.
Fanworks, remixes and fan-created content have thrived and flourished, online and offline, for decades if not centuries. Even if one site has decided to be weird about users sharing content, it’s not a harbinger of doom for creative fans and their awesome shares, remixes and disruptions.
And we’ll be talking about this on Friday, July 25 at San Diego Comic Con as part of the awesome panel on Transformative Works and Transmedia Creations with theorlandojones of Sleepy Hollow, transmedia producer flourish Klink, Dr. Henry Jenkins, Aron Levitz of wattpad and FYC’s heidi8 as moderator (and FYC’s Hannah will be around too). Learn more here - and if you can’t make it, we’ll have at least an audio recording up afterwards - possibly via DropBox and maybe, yes, on YouTube.
7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner
In other words, the 7th circuit affirmed last December’s ruling that all but the last 10 Holmes stories are now in the public domain, in a ruling that criticizes long copyright terms and praises transformative works. The dicta would be beneficial to inspired secondary creators in cases involving transformative works.
are we allowed to post itunes songs on here? or is that illegal?
It might be, or it might not be, it depends! (typical lawyer answer, I know.)
First, try using the search function on audio posts to see if the song you’d like to share is already available on Spotify or Soundcloud. Both of these sites have licensing deals to stream music via Tumblr. Here’s how you do that:
Click on “Audio post” from your dash, to get this blank post template:
Search for the song you want:
and choose an option. Tumblr will generate the post for you, and you’re done!
If the song you’re looking for is NOT available, however, you may have to do a quick Fair Use analysis to see if you should be posting the song yourself. Fair Use is a copyright doctrine that allows certain types of infringements. There are four steps:
1. What is the purpose or character of the use? Are you sharing it with us just because you like it? We hope so! But there’s nothing transformative about that use, generally. And that’s the key to this part of the analysis: are you using the song in a way that’s different to how it’s originally intended?
2. What is the nature of the copyrighted work? A finished song is generally built on a bunch of other copyrighted works, from the performance to the lyrics to the composition. If it’s been published/sold on iTunes then it’s most likely under copyright protection.
3. The amount and substantiality of the work used compared to the original: This one’s tough: if you’re posting the original song, in it’s full length that’s probably not great, because you’re just re-publishing the original.
4. The effect of the use upon the copyrighted work. This is the not fun part of the analysis, because it’s all about the market for the original. If people see it on tumblr, are they going to go find a download, or are they going to go buy it?
Over all, if you’re just sharing music with us, it’s probably best to see if you can find it on Soundcloud or Spotify first. You can even look for an official upload on YouTube and embed the video!
Of course, none of the above applies if the work is public domain, or if it’s your own work and you’re the sole musician and performer.
We here at fYeah can’t wait to see what you want to share. We’re big fans.