Now a scene from “Mad Hot Ballroom” in which the mother’s cell phone ring is the Rocky theme. The Rocky theme owners wanted $10K initially but were barginned down to $2500. Yikes!
Now some from “Sing Faster” about the Ring Cycle from the stage hands point of view. Originally the Simpsons were on the TV in the background. Cost for 4.5 seconds? $10K! Sound familiar. So the documentary maker subbed his own material onto the TV. Is it still a documentary?
Now “The Wind Done Gone” a parody and critique of “Gone With the Wind” a case on which Jennifer worked. Is GTW the second largest selling English book (?) above a critical evaluation in a creative treatment? Mitchell estate say this book as a sequel. Pat Conroy was initially asked to write a sequel but turned them down because the estate required no mention of homosexuality or miscenegenation etc. He turned them down. Eventually “Wind Done Gone” won as did documentaries. Including documents about space alien movies (in several court cases).
Several other cases from “Bound by Law” including Ali and Elvis.
Now some on Lessig’s “Permission Culture” and the normalizing of extralegal charges and absolute copyrights.
And of copyright insurance — National Union as one company that writes. Now WIPO’s IP Comic Book [PDF] where in four panels are dedicated to your rights as a citizen.
Now some on Creative Commons (a private solutions). Note: this blog is CC licensed. Cory’s “Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom” cited as a CC success as well as “Bound by Law” itself.
Being Kathy there is much more said and said with wit, insight and probably from within the flow state and with graphics — and followed by some spirited discussion.
But Kathy, I’m from a large family and I need the noise to be able to concentrate! Twitter is just about the right volume — and I do keep it on the virtual desktop with email so’s I don’t have to see it if I don’t want to. Can I still be in the flow state, please?
Fred grabbed the papers (with permission) from the 2006 – Collaborative Web Tagging Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland and the 2007 – Tagging and Metadata for Social Information Organizations in Banff, Canada and archived them here on ibiblio. Note: the papers are all in PDF.
The Lulus who are also sponsoring the Lulu Blooker Prize (for which I am Chair of Judges) alert us to their Survey and Prizes:
“BLOG”, “BLOOK”, “BLEADER” AND “BLAUTHOR”
– WHICH IS THE UGLIEST, OR COOLEST, BLOGGING TERM OF THEM ALL?
WIN A FREE ISBN OR PRIZE-WINNING BOOK BY TELLING US WHAT YOU THINK!
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the invention of the word “blog”, the fifth of the word “blook” (books based on blogs or websites), and the second of the Lulu Blooker Prize–the first literary prize for blooks. To mark this historic occasion, we’re asking what YOU think of all the wonderful–or gruesome?–new words spawned by the “blogosphere” (there’s another one) and by the web as a whole.
Do you love ‘em or hate ‘em? And which ones do you love or hate most?
Let us know by answering six pairs of mulitple-choice questions–and qualify to be one of FIVE LUCKY WINNERS picked at random who’ll be able to choose to receive either:
a. A copy of each of the three winning blooks in the 2007 Lulu Blooker Prize–named 14 May, 2007 (total value to be determined).
b. A free ISBN for their own Lulu-produced book ($99.95 value).
Will’s essay shows that he is certainly a great choice. Will is a photographer (his site) and a teacher at Westside Alternative High School located in one of the lowest-income communities of Chicago. Will prides himself as someone who seeks “to capture the happiness and joy that can occur in everyday moments and the beauty that exists within every person, regardless of their income. Most importantly, [he tries] to produce unique portraits that capture the essence of each person.”
He explains in this video (from NYTimes).