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#1108842
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Thank you, Frank Your Majesty!
As “fair use” is defined as “the use of LIMITED AMOUNTS of copyrighted material”, I am not even sure that it can be invoked here, even though it is only broadcast in a family circle: it is not a “limited amount” of copyright material, but an entire work.

Frank your Majesty said:

But Harmy is publicly distributing his project himself. He posts about it and he (indirectly) tells people how to get it.

… plus he has his own Facebook page dedicated to his work.

Thus, if I understand, we must be careful and not report those ebayers to the relevant copyright protection agency for selling bootlegged content, otherwise we could cause problems to Harmy, to other fan editors, to MySpleen and to this Original Trilogy community.

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#1108799
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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nickyd47 said:

Harmy isn’t publicly distributing his projects himself. Thus he isn’t responsible for the objective breach in copyright because someone else posted his work. Get it?

As far as I know, the mere fact of modifying a work without the prior consent of the author constitutes an infringement of the author’s intellectual property rights, regardless of whether or not it is distributed.

Would there be a professional lawyer on this forum who could give his opinion?

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#1108160
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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As far as I know, modifying and sharing a work of art without the prior consent of its author constitutes an infringement of intellectual property laws. No matter that you sell it or no: you cannot corrupt a work of art if the author did not agree.
(and I think that George Lucas doesn’t agree with an attempting to restore what he’s trying to delete…).

But I am not a lawyer, and European laws may be different from US laws.

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#1108157
Topic
Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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From the point of view of the copyright protection agency, Harmy is maybe the person who committed an intellectual property offense, and in addition he signed his crime (“Harmyvision”).

That said with the utmost respect for Harmy, whom I regard as a hero and not as a criminal. But will the copyright protection agency share my point of view ?

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#1107912
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Theatrical TPM Discussion Thread
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About the sharper clouds: every CGI-background was regenerated for the DVD. If you compare the sky of “Naboo by night” between the 480p PAL theatrical broadcast and the 480p DVD, you’ll clearly see that the clouds are not the same anymore. I think that RU08 made the same finding.
BTW, RU08 made an amazing job, his post about TPM is a bible for me!

About the missing frames, I’ll be more precise when I’ll post about the reconstruction.

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#1107745
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Theatrical TPM Discussion Thread
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yotsuya said:

There is less than a minute of the film that is not in HD (not including the low quality Qui-gon shot). It is only when Sebulba is introduced to the crowd and when it cuts from the platform after they arrive on Coruscant to the apartment building. Aside from that everything appears to be available in the HDTV preservation of the DVD cut.

Actually, there is more differences than just one missing minute:

  • several SFX were remade for the DVD and the BR (clouds are sharper in the sky, there is a new bridge near Naboo Palace, light reflects were added to windows, Tatooine night shots were lighted and recolorized…) : those changes already are on the HDTV preservation.
  • some human extras were replaced by aliens in the Senat scene
  • color where poorly regraded for the DVD - and the HDTV preservation (with too much red), and totally regraded for the BR
  • Edge Enhancement was overused for the DVD - and the HDTV preservation (with visible halo artifact on several scenes), and Digital Noise Reduction was abusively used for the Blu-Ray
  • changes have been made to the original mix
  • there is about 5 missing frames on the LD, and 5 other missing frames on the DVD - and HDTV preservation
  • not to mention that DVD and HDTV preservation are missing 15% of the image (which was too cropped)…

But hey, HDTV preservation is wonderful, Schorman did a piece of art.

The current HD TPM-reconstruction project I’m working on will fix all those changes between theatrical version and HDTV preservation (totally missing HD scenes are reconstructed with PanUP ™ process + frame by frame enhancement in Photoshop, original theatrical colors are back using MergeChroma() between LD and HD DVD + Vegas Color Matching plug-in, missing frames are added…). I’ll post about it as soon as the entire process is finished (and, hopefully, successful)

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#1107469
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Theatrical TPM Discussion Thread
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clutchins said:

As far as I know, the sources that exist for TPM are as follows:

-Japanese Laserdisc

-Official DVD

-schorman’s HDTV preservation

-Official Blu-ray

-Theatrical DTS CD-ROM

Is there anything else that could be used to create a BD ISO for the theatrical cut of The Phantom Menace?

There is also:

  • Z bootleg
  • theatrical VHS
  • theatrical VCD
  • Adywan’s reconstruction
  • theatrical ORF Ein PAL broadcast
  • theatrical ORF Ein HDTV broadcast (was recorded by at least 2 people but not shared nor uploaded)
  • lot of HDTV captures in several languages (Spanish, German, French, Russian, Polish, …)
  • some HD bonuses featuring theatrical scenes not available elsewhere (palpatine’s office, full theatrical podrace)

I’m currently working on a HD theatrical reconstruction, since it seems that previous projects were abandoned. The entire process takes time but is already well advanced and I’ll post news here as soon as possible.

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#1103149
Topic
Should Disney/LFL create an Alternative Prequel Trilogy?
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On Wikipedia : “Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (originally broadcast as The Ewok Adventure) is a 1984 American television film based in the Star Wars universe.” (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caravan_of_Courage:_An_Ewok_Adventure)

“Thing” is the best English word that I know (with “stuff”) to describe this experiment. English is not my mother tongue.

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