Everything is a remix - Class Commentary
Thoughts on the whole:
*is the representation of derivative works a form of flattery, or a setting to build future works off of
- Combinations of previous elements are copied, transformed, and combined to create what exists now
- References to other movies when showing shot for shot comparisons between Star Wars, Kill Bill, and the videos that inspired them
- Sampling of music in songs.
- The video used Girl Talk as it's soundtrack; Mashups as entire albums - the mixing of music as its own art form
- Derivative works or copying versus genre or genre conventions
- after works are used for so many productions, when does it set the mood for the entire genre?
- The Hero with a thousand faces - the quintessential myth and story of a hero that gets passed down over the ages
- Should we be mad that the changes have been made to stories, or that we cannot be alive long enough to do that ourselves?
- Places in claifornia when legal ramifications of sampling or copying art and media as they get created.
- State-by-state basis for what is allowed or not allowed in terms of combinations of previous references
- "The Myth Kitty" - showing how few original concepts of stories or characters all built on previous expectations within stories and works
- Things that have been invented before the extension of copyrights and wether or not they should be in public domain is a heated debate
Part 1: The Song Remains the Same
Remix: To combine or edit existing materials to produce something new
Part 2: Remix Inc
74/100 sequels or remakes or adaptations of comic books, videogames, and other media
Part 3: The Elements of Creativity
Part 4: System Failure
3 Steps in Evolution and Social Evolution
Steal the underpants, ????????, Profit
- 1) Copy
- 2) Transform
- 3) Combine
Hegel - Philosopher
- Dialectic - Theory or social change
"Memes" themselves have represented changing of ideas and the definition of what they mean has changed as well
*Original definition: "Unit of cultural information"
62% of Patent Lawsuits are over software Patents, at half-a-trillion dollars! ($500,000,000,000) [http://youtu.be/coGpmA4saEk?t=31m32s]
- We hate losing what we got. When our ideas get copied, it gets perceived as a loss, when we copy, it is a gain.
- We percieve the loss as a threat and get territorial over it.
SFLC FOSS Legal Primer - Class Commentary
Joe Trotta forgot to do his homework. What a scrub, amirite guise?
(>^.^)> <(^.^<) (>^.^)> __ Lets have a dance party! __ (>^.^)> <(^.^<) (>^.^)>
Shake it, FOSS. Shake it like it's GPLv3. Baby.
Mouse Hands: decause's version of Pavlov's bell
...I'm salivating already
- Summary of what should and should be understood when it comes to picking licenses and the ramifications of Copy-Left vs. Permissive licenses.
- Understandable language was used; not nearly as much legal-ese as was expected overall.
- Accurate representation of licensing issues for the average confused FOSS developer
- Major issues are tackled and thoroughly described
- Recognizes the struggles and advantages of open-source developers that we all have to go through
*GPLv2 has, hence it's fame and common use. GPLv3 and others developed later are supposed to improve on the concepts, however
- Why do so many versions of the GPL exist?
- To manage all the different types of source code exceptions that exist
- How many licenses aren't mentioned here?
- Families of licenses are covered, but not individual licenses on a case-by-case basis
- What if computers don't have hard-drives, can we get technical about the language (as soon as it is saved to a hard drive)?
- Though we could tear it apart with a legal-ese-like language parser, the concepts are meant to be interpreted as a whole.
- Have any of the licenses been battle tested in court?
*do it as part of a work-for-hire = people paying you own it
- Do we own the work we create?
- do it for a class = you should own it
*you are not forced to give up your work, but often you have to question it and bring it up yourself
*Free version up to a point, and owned by the company afterward
- What if you started with something for a class or open source, but then got paid to develop it?
- Keep note of the point at which you forked it to be given to a company that hires you
*If they don't want the patent you can patent it yourself
- What about patentable stuff?
- RIT gets right of first refusal on patentable content
- What if it is developed on RITs machines or your own?
*Depends on college and company, but some say even if on your own time; they end up owning it
- RIT used to even require rights on projects developed using their internet
*Several different authors have copyrights on their own aspects of code
- Do Programming languages go out into the public domain when the authors die?
- There hasn't been enough time that has passed yet
*what happens to the language when it is open for public use?
* artificer: a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/artificer)
*it is nice form for people to be able to access and expand upon it
- What happens if you're only shipping a binary file?
- people have to be able to get source code
Highlights of the text:
- Copyrights are necessary for FOSS to exist (They are not mutually exclusive)
- Copyleft originall started as a play on the word copyright; now implies how future modifications of the code in question must still be open
- Permissive-licensed code only applies to the first generation of the work. Forks off of the original code concept and their descendants have open use
- Apple and Android are examples of permissive licenses making changes to code which they then keep under their own wraps
- Creative Commons is often the exact same thing as copyrights; non-commercial use only vs. pay me money if you end up using it
- Remy's highlighted version of the pdf is on the repo
A site people might like: https://tldrlegal.com/ (explains licenses in plaing English)
- People often think this:
- Journalistic integrity > Software licensing issues
- We don't want to think about the details, just write the code in question
- The community and the lawyers want you to use the GPL and adopt the issues.
- When the actual legal defense is used as a legal defense, it gets the answers we all need to find out before we go too deep into the legalese
- Compromise, middle ground, and showing the power of legal embracement gets the final say on the issues