Vidding

  • Itinerario del Vidding

    hele maanantaina, 31 toukokuuta 2010 - 4:13pm
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    Este plan de trabajo o itinerario enumera las diversas funciones y servicios que esperamos poder ofrecer a los vidders, los fan artistas y la inmensa comunidad de fans. Nuestras prioridades son estabilidad y sustentabilidad - queremos construir servicios que funcionen a largo plazo con nuestros recursos, y que ayudarán a proteger los vids y a mantener a la comunidad de vidding juntos en un cambiante clima jurídico y económico

    Nuestro plan de trabajo incluye:

    1. Lugares con recursos para la comunidad de Vidding

    La OTW alojará una colección de información y recursos que esperamos serán de utilidad para la mayoría de la comunidad de vidding y que ayudará a explicar y contextualizar el concepto de vidding al resto del mundo.

    Los recursos incluirán:

    • instrucciones acerca de cómo mostrar un vid desde tu propio sitio Web
    • instrucciones acerca de cómo protestar una baja en YouTube o presentar una contranotificación ante la DMCA; nota: no será consejo legal, sino información acerca de los procedimientos a seguir
    • una bibliografía de todos los artículos académicos y legales acerca del vidding
    • una biblioteca de aquellos vids discutidos en artículos académicos: también proveeremos una forma de contacto para académicos que planeen publicar, de manera que los futuros artículos y libros puedan tener referencias y notas al pie estables.
    • el ya existente Proyecto de la Historia del Vidding, el Equipo de prueba, etc.
    • ¿Otras ideas? ¿Sugerencias acerca de información útil? ¿Guías de Como-empezar-con-el-vidding? ¿Enlaces a comunidades? ¿Un índice de meta sobre vidding? ¿Un índice de tutoriales sobre vidding?

    Cuando ocurrirá todo esto: Ahora.

    Recursos que se necesitan: El poder de la gente. Si tienen sugerencias sobre información que debiéramos alojar, o están dispuestos a ayudarnos a escribir o mantener alguna de estas páginas, por favor, contácten al comité de vidding via su formulario web.

    2. Un Archivo Oculto

    El objetivo del archivo oculto es almacenar y proteger vids: una especie de bóveda de vids comunitaria. El archivo oculto no estará en línea ni será accesible en forma general: el objetivo es que aquellas personas, cuyos videos de otra forma podrían perderse, puedan tener una copia de los mismos guardada en un lugar seguro y responsable en caso de producirse el videoapocalipsis. Si las vidders resguardan copias de sus vids con nosotras, podíamos restaurar sus copias en caso de TOSing o una falla de ordenador. Les pediremos a los vidders que quieran resguardar copias de sus videos que llenen un formulario diciéndonos que es lo que podemos y no podemos hacer con ellos; es posible que el archivo oculto pueda ser usado en algún momento para formar el núcleo de una unidad de fuentes de torrent (ver # 3, # 5 abajo).

    Lo ideal sería asociarnos con convenciones que tengan muestras de vids para preservar sus colecciones también.

    Cuando ocurrirá esto: Ahora.

    Recursos que se Necesitan: Ya sea unidades de disco duros externos y unidades de copia de seguridad o grandes espacios estáticos en servidores the cloud; el espacio es barato, pero las unidades pueden llenarse con vids muy rápidamente. Poder de la gente: catalogadores, mantenimiento, administradores. Bibliotecarios con experiencia en archivos ocultos serían ideales.

    3. Un Torrent Propio (TO3)

    Un rastreador de bittorrent abierto a usuarios registrados para publicar torrents de obras transformativas de fans que hagan uso de la doctina de uso justo, incluyendo: vids, avances de fic, arte de los fans, .PDFs de zines, AMVs, remix políticos, machinima, y otras obras transformativas de los fans en formato digital. Los usuarios podrán descargar sin una contraseña. Antes de publicar, aquellos que suban archivos deberán leer las normas de uso justo y acordar que lo que están subiendo es una obra transformativa. Los usuarios del TO3 serán capaces de agregar URLs de torrents a la plantilla de trabajo de la AO3, junto con incrustaciones desde sitios de streaming, de ser el caso (ver #4); esto permitirá a los vidders tener todas sus obras en un solo lugar, tomar ventaja del sistema de etiquetas del AO3, proporcionar un lugar estable para los comentarios, etc.

    Nota 1: Compartir obras transformativas en redes punto-a-punto es LEGAL: sin embargo, tendremos una política de tolerancia cero para la piratería, y los abusadores serán suspendidos.

    Nota 2: Cuanta más gente use el TO3, más fuerte será el enjambre de TO3, y mejor para nuestro plan final para alojar torrents, (prestación #5, abajo.)

    Nota 3: Tenemos la esperanza que, eventualmente, el AO3 será capaz de sembrar copias de vids y arte de fans para el TO3; para esto, sin embargo, se requiere una significativa cantidad de recursos adicionales y no será parte de la etapa inicial del TO3.

    Cuando ocurrirá esto: Ahora.

    Recursos que se necesitan:El personal técnico para seleccionar, implementar, y marcar el rastreador y sistema de registro de aquellos que suben archivos; voluntarios dedicados y entusiastas para promover el enjambre entre los aficionados a lo largo y ancho del mundo (¡Dile a tus amigos!); usuarios con la capacidad de proporcionar fuentes para los vids.

    4. Código de incrustación de AO3:

    El comité de Accesibilidad, Diseño y Tecnología del OTW (ADT) trabajará en el código para incrustar fanart y vids en AO3. Cuando esto esté codificado, seremos capaces de acoger reproductores de YouTube u otros sitios de streaming, incluyendo un sitio propio de los fan (ver #1), junto a URLs de torrent (#3) u otra información pertinente. Los Vidders podrán cambiar la fuente de incrustación de un video sin perder meta-información, etiquetas ni comentarios.

    Cuando ocurrirá esto: en 6-12 meses (dependiendo de la disponibilidad de los codificadores)

    Recursos que se necesitan: programadores experimentados con conocimientos de desinfección de HTML, testers dispuestos a darle duro al nuevo código (¡No se requiere experiencia!).

    5. Integración del TO3 en el AO3

    Nuestra esperanza es que finalmente seremos capaces de transmitir video desde torrentes en el TO3 en el AO3, de forma que cada vid en AO3 podría ofrecer ambos: incrustación y un torrent para descargar.

    Idealmente, la OTW será capaz de transformar el Archivo oculto (#2) en el núcleo de una unidad de fuentes de vids, ya sea desde el enjambre o desde unidades de disco duro repartidas en los equipos de un grupo organizado de voluntarios, cada uno de los cuales tendría una sub-sección del archivo total.

    Tengan en cuenta que la implementación exitosa de esta integración implica varios retos: 1) el TO3 tendrá que ser lo suficientemente robusto;2) tendremos que implementar Swarmplayer o una tecnología similar para incrustar desde los torrents; 3) si la OTW ha de ser la fuente para un número importante de videos, a fin de mantener su disponibilidad y/o rendimiento, requerirá un importante y continuo compromiso financiero; 4) la estabilización de las mejores prácticas de uso justo en video.

    Cuando sucederá esto: Este es un plan a largo plazo, que requerirá un alto nivel de estabilidad en Un Archivo Propio, tanto como una significativa cantidad de recursos. Esto sucederá luego del Lanzamiento 1.0 de Un Archivo Propio – asumiendo que tanto el Archivo oculto, el TO3, y AO3 continúen desarrollandose como ha sido planeado, empezaremos a trabajar en esta integración completa en aproximadamente dos años.

    Recursos que se necesitan: Recursos financieros adicionales para asegurar una estabilidad continuada; el compromiso de mucha gente necesaria para codificar, probar, administrar y apoyar tanto AO3 como TO3.

    NT: todos los enlaces en esta página llevan a documentos en inglés.

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  • Fan Video y Multimedia

    hele maanantaina, 31 toukokuuta 2010 - 4:02pm
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    Lxs fans crean una amplia variedad de obras multimedia que incluyen fanart, videos, videos musicales basados en anime, remixes políticos, películas y trailers creados por fans, machinima, podfic, audiolibros y otros. La OTW (Organización para las Obras Transformativas) se ha comprometido a proveer acceso a y preservar la historia de estas obras. Nuestros proyectos de Fan Video y Multimedia tienen la intención de proveer a la gran comunidad de fanvid la información y los recursos que requieran y ayudar a explicar y contextualizar estas obras para el resto del mundo.

    El Plan de Trabajo de Fan Video

    El Plan de Trabajo de Fan Video es una guía de las características y servicios planificadas por la OTW relacionadas con vídeo, incluyendo nuestro plan de incorporarlos completamente en Archive of Our Own - AO3 (Un Archivo Propis).

    Recursos para quienes crean Fan Video

    Las siguientes páginas ofrecen información que, esperamos, sea de utilidad para creadorxs de fan video. Si tienes una sugerencia acerca de alguna página para que sea alojada aquí, o nuevas sugerencias o correcciones a páginas existentes, por favor contáctanos.

    Recursos para académicos en relación a Fan Videos

    • Bibliografía de Fan Video: mantenido en Zotero y actualizado dos veces por año. Última exportación: Agosto 17, 2011.
    • Guía de estilo de obras de fans: como citar fan vids (y otras obras eruditas) en contextos académicos.
    • Vidding (2008), un documental producido por la OTW para el nuevo proyecto de alfabetización mediática del MIT.
    • Documental sobre vidding (2011), por Abigail Christensen
    • Archivo académico de Obras multimedia (próximamente): Una biblioteca de fan videos discutidos en artículos académicos: también proveeremos información de contacto para estudiosos que planean publicar trabajos, para que futuros artículos y libros tengan referencias y notas de pie válidas.

    Proyectos sobre la Historia del Vidding

    En la actualidad la OTW tiene una particular experiencia tanto en aspectos legales como académicos del fan vidding en vivo; nuestros proyectos sobre la Historia del Vidding pretenden proveer servicios a la comunidad de vidding, así como explicar y contextualizar vidding para el resto del mundo. Los proyectos actuales incluyen: Proyecto Historia Oral del Vidding, el Equipo de prueba para uso legítimo en Vids, y Vidding (2008), un documental producido por la OTW para el nuevo proyecto de alfabetización mediática del MIT. Una gran parte del trabajo jurídico de la OTW ha estado relacionado con vidding; puedes encontrar más acerca de este tema en nuestra página deAsistencia Legal.

    El Archivo oculto

    El objetivo del archivo oculto será almacenar y proteger vids. Este archivo no estará en línea ni será accesible en forma general. Consulta Plan de Trabajo de Video para más information.

    Un Torrent Propio

    Un Torrent Propio será un rastreador privado para la búsqueda de obras transformativas que cumplan con las condiciones de uso, incluyendo: vids, trailers por fans, fanart, .PDFs de zines, AMVs, remixes políticos, machinima y otras obras transformativas de lxs fans en formato digital. Consulta Plan de Trabajo de Video para más information.

  • OTW at the RE/Mixed Festival, NYC May 30th, 2010

    .fcoppa perjantaina, 21 toukokuuta 2010 - 4:24pm
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    Fans of remix culture! If you're in or around NYC on Sunday, May 30th, consider coming down to the RE/Mixed Media Festival 2010 at the Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. The festival's schedule includes: video remixes, discussions with remix artists and DJs, a panel on gaming culture, lots of DJs and musical remixes and even a remixed fashion show. Mimosas will be served at the 2 pm opening and best of all--it's free. The OTW will have a table there during the day--so come say hi!

  • Announcing: Our Vidding Roadmap

    .fcoppa lauantaina, 1 toukokuuta 2010 - 4:41pm
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    The Board of the OTW is pleased to release its Vidding Roadmap, a guide to the various features and services that we hope to be able to offer vidders, fan artists, and the larger fan community. Our priorities are stability and sustainability -- we want to build services that will work long-term with our resources, and that will help protect vids and help keep the vidding community together in a changing legal and economic climate. Full Roadmap beneath the cut!

    Our Roadmap includes:

    1. Vidding Community Resource Site

    The OTW will host a collection of information and resources we hope will be useful to the larger vidding community and that will help explain and contextualize vidding to the larger world.

    Resources will include:

    • instructions on How To Stream Video From Your Own Site
    • instructions on how to dispute a YouTube takedown or file a DMCA counternotice; note: this will not be legal advice, but procedural information
    • a bibliography of all academic and legal articles on vidding
    • a library of vids discussed in scholarly articles: we will also provide a point of contact for scholars who plan to publish so that future articles and books have stable references and footnotes.
    • the existing Vidding History project, the Test Suite, etc.
    • Other? Suggestions for useful information? How-to-get-started-vidding guides? Links to community sites? An index of vidding meta? An index of vidding tutorials?

    When This Can Happen: Now.

    Resources Needed: People power. If you have suggestions for information we ought to host, or are willing to help us write or maintain any of these pages, please contact the vidding committee via their webform.

    2. A Dark Archive

    The goal of the dark archive is to store and protect vids: a sort of communal vid-vault. The dark archive will not be online or generally accessible: the goal is for people whose vids might otherwise be lost to have a copy stored in a secure and responsible place come vidapocalypse. If vidders place copies of vids with us, we could restore copies to them in case of TOSing or computer failure. We will be asking vidders who want to deposit copies of their vids to fill out a form telling us what we can and can't do with them; it is possible that the Dark Archive could at some point be used to form the core of a torrent seeding drive (see #3, #5 below).

    We would ideally partner with conventions that have vid shows to preserve their collections as well.

    When This Can Happen: Now.

    Resources Needed: Either external hard drives and back up drives or large, static server space in the cloud; space is cheap but drives can fill up with vids very quickly. People power: catalogers, maintainers, administrators. Librarians experienced with dark archives a plus.

    3. A Torrent of Our Own (TO3)

    A bittorrent tracker open to registered users to post torrents for fair-use transformative fanworks, including: vids, fic trailers, fan art, zine pdfs, AMVs, political remix, machinima, and other transformative digital fanworks. Users will be able to download without a password. Before posting, uploaders will have to read about fair use standards and agree that what they're uploading is a transformative fanwork. TO3 users will be able to add torrent urls to the AO3 work template alongside embeds from streaming sites, if any (see #4); this will allow vidders to have all their works in one place, take advantage of the AO3's tagging system, provide a stable home for comments, etc.

    Note 1: Sharing transformative works over peer-to-peer networks is LEGAL: however, we will have a zero tolerance policy for piracy, and abusers will be banned.

    Note 2: The more people use the TO3, the stronger the TO3 swarm will become, and the better for the our eventual plan to stream torrents, (feature #5, below.)

    Note 3: We hope that the AO3 will be eventually be able to seed copies of vids and fan art for the TO3; this will however require significant additional resources and will not be part of the initial stage of the TO3.

    When This Can Happen: Now.

    Resources Needed: Technical personnel to select, implement, and brand the tracker and uploader registration system; dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to promote the swarm among fans far and wide (tell your friends!); users with the ability to seed vids.

    4. AO3 Embed Code:

    The OTW's Accessibility, Design, and Technology Committee (ADT) will work on the code for embedding fanart and vids in the AO3. When this is coded, we will be able to host embeds from YouTube or other streaming sites, including a fan's own site (see #1), alongside torrent urls (#3) or other pertinent information. Vidders will be able to change the source of a vid's embed without losing meta-information, tags, and comments.

    When This Can Happen: c.6-12 months (depending on coder availability)

    Resources Needed: Experienced coders with knowledge of HTML sanitizing, testers willing to bang on the new code (no experience required!).

    5. Integration of the TO3 into the AO3

    Our hope is to eventually be able to stream video from torrents in the TO3 within the AO3, so that each AO3 vid would offer both a stream and a torrent for downloading.

    Ideally, the OTW would be able to convert the Dark Archive (#2) into the core of a vid-seeding drive, either from the cloud or from hard drives spread over the computers of an organized group of volunteers, each of whom would take a sub-section of the total archive.

    Note that successful implementation of this integration involves several challenges: 1) the TO3 will have to be fairly robust; 2) we will have to implement the Swarmplayer or similar technology for streaming from torrents; 3) if the OTW has to seed a significant number of vids to maintain availability and/or performance, this will require a significant ongoing financial commitment; 4) stabilization of best practices for fair use video.

    When This Can Happen: This is a long-term plan which would require a high level of stability on the Archive of Our Own as well as a significant amount of resources. This will happen after Release 1.0 of the Archive of Our Own – assuming the Dark Archive, TO3, and AO3 continue to develop as planned, we’d start work on this full integration in about two years.

    Resources Needed: Additional financial resources to ensure ongoing stability; lots of people power needed to code, test, administer and support the AO3 and TO3.

    Supporting Vidding Through the OTW

    One of the key resources we need to make this project (and others) move forward quickly is people power. We always welcome more volunteers to code, test, help with user support and tag wrangle on the Archive, as well as people to help with policy, communications, volunteer management, etc, throughout the OTW. The Vidding project will also need people to contribute information to our resource pages, catalog the Dark Archive, help install the TO3 etc. etc. Most jobs don't require any previous experience - just a willingness to learn!

    One area in which we do need expertise is Systems - if you are an experienced Sys admin with a bit of time to devote, we need your help! This will become increasingly important as we move forward with expanding the AO3 and including art, vids, and other media.

    If you'd like to volunteer to work with the OTW, then get in touch with our Volunteers and Recruitment committee.

  • Fan Video Roadmap

    OTW Staff lauantaina, 1 toukokuuta 2010 - 1:53am
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    This Roadmap lists the various features and services that we hope to be able to offer fan video makers. Our priorities are stability and sustainability — we want to build services that will work long-term with our resources, and that will help protect fan videos in a changing legal and economic climate.

    Our Roadmap includes:

    1. Resources for Fan Video creators

    The OTW will host a collection of information and resources we hope will be useful to the larger community of fan video makers.

    Resources will include:

    • instructions on How To Stream Video From Your Own Site
    • instructions on how to dispute a YouTube takedown or file a DMCA counternotice; note: this will not be legal advice, but procedural information
    • a bibliography of all academic and legal articles on vidding
    • a library of vids discussed in scholarly articles: we will also provide a point of contact for scholars who plan to publish so that future articles and books have stable references and footnotes.
    • the existing Vidding History project, the Test Suite, etc.

    When This Can Happen: Available now! (If you have suggestions for additional information we ought to host, or are willing to help us write or maintain any of these pages, please contact the vidding committee via their webform.)

    2. A Dark Archive

    The goal of the dark archive is to store and protect fan videos: a sort of communal video vault. The dark archive will not be online or generally accessible: the goal is for people whose videos might otherwise be lost to have a copy stored in a secure and responsible place come vidapocalypse. If vidders place copies of their videos with us, we could restore copies to them in case of TOSing or computer failure. We will be asking video makers who want to deposit copies of their videos to fill out a form telling us what we can and can't do with them; it is possible that the Dark Archive could at some point be used to form the core of a torrent seeding drive (see #3, #5 below).

    We would ideally partner with conventions that have vid shows to preserve their collections as well.

    When This Can Happen: In progress.

    Resources Needed: Either external hard drives and back up drives or large, static server space in the cloud; space is cheap but drives can fill up with video very quickly. People power: catalogers, maintainers, administrators. Librarians experienced with dark archives a plus.

    3. A Torrent of Our Own (TO3)

    A bittorrent tracker open to registered users to post torrents for fair-use transformative fanworks, including: vids, fic trailers, fan art, zine pdfs, AMVs, political remix, machinima, and other transformative digital fanworks. Users will be able to download without a password. Before posting, uploaders will have to read about fair use standards and agree that what they're uploading is a transformative fanwork. TO3 users will be able to add torrent urls to the AO3 work template alongside embeds from streaming sites, if any (see #4); this will allow vidders to have all their works in one place, take advantage of the AO3's tagging system, provide a stable home for comments, etc.

    Note 1: Sharing transformative works over peer-to-peer networks is LEGAL: however, we will have a zero tolerance policy for piracy, and abusers will be banned.

    Note 2: The more people use the TO3, the stronger the TO3 swarm will become, and the better for the our eventual plan to stream torrents, (feature #5, below.)

    Note 3: We hope that the AO3 will be eventually be able to seed copies of videos and fan art for the TO3; this will however require significant additional resources and will not be part of the initial stage of the TO3.

    When This Can Happen: In Progress.

    Resources Needed: Technical personnel to select, implement, and brand the tracker and uploader registration system; dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to promote the swarm among fans far and wide (tell your friends!); users with the ability to seed video.

    4. AO3 Embed Code

    The OTW's Accessibility, Design, and Technology Committee (AD&T) will work on the code for embedding fanart and fan video in the AO3. When this is coded, we will be able to host embeds from YouTube or other streaming sites, including a fan's own site (see #1), alongside torrent urls (#3) or other pertinent information. Fan video makers will be able to change the source of a video's embed without losing meta-information, tags, and comments.

    When This Can Happen: Available Now!

    5. Integration of the TO3 into the AO3

    Our hope is to eventually be able to stream video from torrents in the TO3 within the AO3, so that each AO3 vid would offer both a stream and a torrent for downloading.

    Ideally, the OTW would be able to convert the Dark Archive (#2) into the core of a vid-seeding drive, either from the cloud or from hard drives spread over the computers of an organized group of volunteers, each of whom would take a sub-section of the total archive.

    Note that successful implementation of this integration involves several challenges: 1) the TO3 will have to be fairly robust; 2) we will have to implement the Swarmplayer or similar technology for streaming from torrents; 3) if the OTW has to seed a significant number of vids to maintain availability and/or performance, this will require a significant ongoing financial commitment; 4) stabilization of best practices for fair use video.

    When This Can Happen: This is a long-term plan which would require a high level of stability on the Archive of Our Own as well as a significant amount of resources. This will happen after Release 1.0 of the Archive of Our Own — assuming the Dark Archive, TO3, and AO3 continue to develop as planned, we’d start work on this full integration in about two years.

    Resources Needed: Additional financial resources to ensure ongoing stability; lots of people power needed to code, test, administer and support the AO3 and TO3.

  • Fan Video and Multimedia

    OTW Staff lauantaina, 1 toukokuuta 2010 - 1:50am
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    Fans create a wide variety of multimedia works, including fan art, vids, anime music videos, political remixes, fan films, fan trailers, machinima, podfic and audiobooks, and others. The OTW is committed to providing access to and preserving the history of these works, and our Fan Video and Multimedia projects are intended both to provide information and resources to the larger fan video community and to help explain and contextualize these works to the larger world.

    Fan Video Roadmap

    The Fan Video Roadmap is a guide to the OTW's planned video-related features and services, including our plan to fully incorporate video into the Archive of Our Own.

    Resources for Fan Video creators

    The following pages feature information we hope will be useful to fan video creators; if you have a suggestion for a page to be hosted here, or new suggestions or corrections to existing pages, please contact us.

    Resources for Fan Video Scholars

    • Bibliography of Fan Video: maintained on Zotero and updated twice a year. Last Export: August 17, 2011.
    • Fan Works Style Guide: how to cite fan vids (and other scholarly works) in academic contexts.
    • Vidding (2008), a documentary produced by the OTW for MIT's New Media Literacy project.
    • Vidding Documentary (2011), by Abigail Christensen
    • Scholarly Archive of Multimedia Works (coming soon): A library of fan videos discussed in scholarly articles: we will also provide a point of contact for scholars who plan to publish so that future articles and books have stable references and footnotes.

    Vidding History Projects

    The OTW currently has particular legal and scholarly expertise in live-action media fan vidding; our Vidding History projects aim to provide services to the vidding community and explain and contextualize vidding to the larger world. Current projects include: the Vidding Oral History Project, the Test Suite of Fair Use Vids, and Vidding (2008), a documentary produced by the OTW for MIT's New Media Literacy project. Much of the OTW's legal work has been vidding-related as well; you can find out more about that at our legal advocacy page.

    The Dark Archive

    The goal of the dark archive will be to store and protect vids; this archive will not be online or generally accessible. See the Fan Video Roadmap for more information.

    Torrent of Our Own

    The Torrent of Our Own will be a private tracker for fair-use transformative fanworks, including: vids, fic trailers, fan art, zine pdfs, AMVs, political remix, machinima, and other transformative digital fanworks. See the Fan Video Roadmap for more information.

  • Free Service on Ning is Being Eliminated

    .fcoppa perjantaina, 16 huhtikuuta 2010 - 2:21pm
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    TechCrunch reports: Ning's Bubble Bursts: No More Free Networks, Cuts 40% of Staff. This isn't a copyright issue, but a matter of profits: they're finding free networks insufficiently profitable, and so are going to be focusing more on their "premium" services.

    This may displace vidders (again!) who put their work at places like Bam Vid Vault and other networks after the fall of Imeem; we're also going to see more disruption of vidding communities. We remind you to document yourself and other fans on Fanlore so that people looking for you and your work can find you regardless of what platforms, services, or networks you use--and yes, yes, we need A Vidding Archive of Our Own!

  • Go Go Godzilla!

    .fcoppa tiistaina, 23 maaliskuuta 2010 - 8:40pm
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    I have often described the coming battle over online video as Godzilla vs. Mothra--that is to say, a battle which will be fought out among corporate behemoths much more powerful than any vidder. Reel one of this monster movie is starting: Viacom vs. Google. This week, both sides released paperwork detailing their claims and accusations; at stake is YouTube, and even more specifically, the DMCA's "safe harbor" provision--which is just the little detail which has made most of the internet possible. (Short, IANAL version: "safe harbor" means that you can't hold internet services liable for everything their users do with them. If streaming sites, web ISPs, social networks, etc. had to guarantee that nobody would ever use them to do, publish, or share anything illegal, they wouldn't be able to function.)

    Probably the funniest part of this week's news comes from YouTube's blog post on the subject, in which they argue that Viacom is basically full of sockpuppets:

    For years, Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its presence there. It hired no fewer than 18 different marketing agencies to upload its content to the site. It deliberately "roughed up" the videos to make them look stolen or leaked. It opened YouTube accounts using phony email addresses. It even sent employees to Kinko's to upload clips from computers that couldn't be traced to Viacom...As a result, on countless occasions Viacom demanded the removal of clips that it had uploaded to YouTube, only to return later to sheepishly ask for their reinstatement. In fact, some of the very clips that Viacom is suing us over were actually uploaded by Viacom itself.

    Is it too much to hope that Viacom flounces and deletes all its journals in a huff?

  • Fanivideoiden historia

    .Helka Lantto lauantaina, 27 helmikuuta 2010 - 5:33pm
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    Avainsanat:

    Fanivideot (vids) ovat fanien tekemiä musiikkivideoita, joita tehdään leikkaamalla uudelleen ja remiksaamalla aineistoa televisiosarjoista ja elokuvista. Fanivideoiden historia on paljon pidempi kuin YouTuben (2003) ja nykyaikaisen "remix"-kulttuurin; fanivideoita on tehty jo 1970-luvulta lähtien, ja ne ovat yksi Star Trek -fandomissa ja myöhemmissä mediafandomeissa syntyneistä taidemuodoista. Lisäksi erityisen merkillepantavaa on, että fanivideoita tekevät lähinnä naiset, ehkä siksi että mediafandom yleensä on naisvaltainen, tai siksi että tarinoiden kertominen jo olemassa olevan materiaalin avulla on ollut yksi tapa murtaa se muuri, joka estää naisia pääsemästä kalliiseen ja miesten dominoimaan filmien maailmaan.

    Transformatiivisten teosten järjestön (OTW) Fanivideoiden historia -projekti on sitoutunut dokumentoimaan ja vaalimaan fanivideoiden 35-vuotista historiaa. Me uskomme, että ei-kaupalliset teokset, kuten fanivideot, jotka käyttävät luovasti olemassa olevaa tekijänoikeuslain alaista materiaalia, ovat transformatiivisia ja että transformatiiviset teokset ovat laillisia Yhdysvaltain tekijänoikeuslain mukaan.

    Työhömme kuuluvat:

    Fair use -fanivideoiden testisarja: Tarjotaan osana OTW:n lausuntoa EFF:n Yhdysvaltain tekijänoikeusvirastolle osoittaman vetoomuksen tukemiseksi. Vetoomuksessa EFF anoo erivapautta DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) -laista fanivideoiden ja muiden transformatiivisten tai muulla tavalla Yhdysvaltain fair use -käytännön mukaisten teosten tekijöille.

    Vidding: Dokumentti remix-kulttuurista, jonka OTW tuotti yhdessä MIT:n ja New Media Literacy -projektin kanssa vuonna 2008. Ohjaus: Francesca Coppa; leikkaus: Laura Shapiro.

    Suullinen historia -projekti: OTW on perustanut Suullinen historia -projektin dokumentoidakseen monien fanivideoiden esiäitien kokemuksia. Haastateltavina ovat muun muassa: Kandy Fong; Sandy ja Rache Media Cannibals -kollektiivista; Morgan Dawn. Haluaisimme, että mahdollisimman moni fanivideoiden tekijä olisi mukana tässä projektissa; jos sinua kiinnostaisi tulla haastatelluksi, ota meihin yhteyttä.

    Julkisuus ja esitykset:

    Neda Ulabyn Vidders Talk Back To Their Pop-Culture Muses NPR:n All Things Considered -ohjelmassa, lähetetty 25. helmikuuta, 2009. Kuuntele verkossa tai lue mukana oleva artikkeli.

    Fanivideoiden sukupuu: Francesca Coppa ja Laura Shapiro tekivät yhteistyössä kaksituntisen "Fanivideoiden sukupuu" -esityksen ja videonäytöksen 24/7: A DIY Video Summit -tapahtumassa (8.-10. helmikuuta, 2008; School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California).

    "Remixing Television: Francesca Coppa on the vidding underground," haastattelu: Jesse Walker, Reason: Free Minds and Free Markets -julkaisu. Elokuu/syyskuu 2008, s. 57-63.

    The Vidder, New York Magazinen profiili Luminositystä

  • Vimeo Sued Over Music Infringement

    .fcoppa torstaina, 31 joulukuuta 2009 - 5:36am
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    Here's a case that vidders might want to keep an eye on. Vimeo is being sued by a number of record companies--EMI, Capitol, Virgin--over audio tracks, which "are too often unlicensed copies of full songs." You can read more about the case at arstechnica.com: Vimeo sued; have staffers uploaded infringing content? While the suit seems to want to leave some space for transformative works--as the article notes, EMI is "careful to say that it is 'not seeking to stifle creativity or preclude members of the public from creating original, lawful audiovisual works,'" it also wants to stop usage of "the entire musical work deliberately and carefully synchronized into the video."

    Obviously we at the OTW disagree with the implication that the use of music "in careful synchronization" is automatically infringing. Music can be an interpretive tool, and vids are a form of speech: they show, they demonstrate, they make arguments. In a vid, music is not a "soundtrack"; it is an essential part of the argument and creates a new--intricate, and richly meaningful--whole.

Sivut

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