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andy_k_250

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#294157
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Hypothetical Question About OT.com Projects
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I don't know, though. I mean, it's not as though Lucasfilm had a pre-written agreement with the editors in advance. Plus everything has a bumper at the front saying that the project is a not-for-profit experiment, advising free distribution among those with copies of the source materials. Obviously, the company with the license has the most legal right of obtaining, owning and reproducing their own licensed materials, and with no pre-written agreement of reimbursement, I can't see any company deciding to reimburse the editor. With some fan projects, it would almost be as though Lucasfilm came across a variant of their own product, with 95% of the work already completed for them. At most, I could only see them redesigning menus and the like to keep in line with company templates, removing "shout outs" and other similar markings (logos, bumpers, etc) and removing "offensive" material (i.e. non-canon). For the editor, I could see name credit being possibly given, but not much more.

Again, though, I can't see them wanting to do this necessarily with most of our projects here, but I do think they could do it with little hassle.
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#294135
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Hypothetical Question About OT.com Projects
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Since Lucasfilm owns the rights to all of these resources that people use in their projects here, could Lucasfilm theoretically take one of the high-end quality completed projects and release it as their own official product, with no credit to the original OT.com editor? I would say they legally could, though it would be unlikely. Just something I've been thinking about, and I wanted to see what others thought.
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#292462
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A New Direction For The Petition
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A few months ago, I posted a message in the "Suggestions And Ideas" section asking if anyone was interested in this site's petition having a new direction in light of the less-than-stellar OT set released last year on DVD. While the official run on this release is over (December 31, I think?), this DVD can still be found on many store shelves.

Anyway, the long and the short of the situation is that we now have the OT on DVD, and the current petition is now outdated.

I and others feel that it is time to clarify our request on this site's petition. We think it is time to start petitioning for an OT release in higher-quality on BluRay or HD-DVD, as well as in any future storage formats. Some are also asking for remastering to be done for this release. One person has suggested that this site take a hard-line stance on SW releases, saying, "It's the original or bust."

Along with this, I personally feel that while we are at it, we should also be petitioning for the release of deleted scenes/making of material from the original trilogy.

After the original thread sat stagnant for several months, Jay suggested that we repost this in the general discussion section to catch a wider spread of folks for their opinion.

What does everyone else think?

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#291858
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Classic MTV 2 Video Blocks (1998-1999)
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I have four VHS tapes of video blocks from MTV 2 back in its heydey circa 1998-1999. They include lots of music videos by a wide range of musicians that have never really received this kind of televised media attention ever since. I was just wondering if anyone with a way to transfer these to a digital format would be willing to do so for me, so that we could spread this love around. Thanks! Also included are a Radiohead concert and a Beastie Boys concert - I haven't figured out which ones they are yet, though.