Oscar Weekend

The Oscars are this Sunday, February 26 at 7:30 CST. I've had the chance to see more of the films since the nominees were announced and, for what it's worth, here are my thoughts on the categories where I have thoughts worth sharing: Note: Starred items * mark the ones I have watched.   DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) Fire … Continue reading Oscar Weekend

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TorrentFreak reports on my YouTube battle

TorrentFreak, "a publication dedicated to bringing the latest news about copyright, privacy, and everything related to filesharing," (and one of my favorite sites, it should be noted) has written an article about my current struggle with the German National Library and BR Enter Music on YouTube. I hope this will help draw more attention to … Continue reading TorrentFreak reports on my YouTube battle

Stand up for Fair Use!

As I discussed the other day, the German National Library [Deutsche Nationalbibliothek or DNB], acting through BR Enter Music, is trying to remove my documentary, You don't know Hitler (2006) from YouTube. They claim to own the recording rights to a song in the film. I completely disagree with this assertion and do not believe that any piece … Continue reading Stand up for Fair Use!

That video game that’s not, “a game”

Sometimes artwork is plagued by its genre classification. Most adults continue to refuse reading, "comic books," even when they are relabeled as, "graphic novels." "Cartoons," and, "Animated" features suffer the same stigma. They're, "for kids." Comedies have a similar cloud hanging over them - the Golden Globes lump them in with Musicals, as if neither can deal … Continue reading That video game that’s not, “a game”