Can I use her animation for free to use in a video of my music? But work with me? Nina Paley is the recipient of this yearâs Lifetime Achievement Animakom award, an award given once a year to an artist by the Animakom Fest held in Bilbao, Spain.. We’d just like your rights not to trump other people’s rights, like the right to share and make derivations from pre-existing works — a right that was not controversial before 1709, and hopefully won’t be controversial for much longer. YES, you can use her film in a remix or derivative work, YES you can make money from that (as long as you don’t impose more restrictive terms), YES you can do it all without asking her permission or even informing her. The BookLiberator. and it rightfully hangs in the Paley Gallery. That’s an interesting solution, and we’ll talk to our lawyer(s) about it. Weapons? Are we to become more civilized or more primitive? Just like Nina might not be thrilled with someone copying her film and using it for self benefit without her consent, so should she realize that intellectual property rights extend to the people who own the IP she is looking to use so freely and without remuneration. And keeps referring to a ‘global copying machine’ that should not be restricted. Nina Paley är en regissör och manusförfattare. Is that what you think the civil rights protestors should have done back in the 1950s and 1960s? Another artist to be inspired and enriched by it? The only thing she can’t do is commercialize her work. Thanks to: Nina Paley for interviewing and for editing help; the Software Freedom Law Center for space and for logistical support; Light House Films for camera work, etc. Pragmatically — After reading this whole notestring fairly carefully, my opinion is that she probably should have gotten the music re-recorded, with careful synchronization, by a group of studio musicians; but that option may no longer be open to her. Again, hooray for free culture! How much more YES will it take before we have a system that says YES by default? I am curious, why not distribute the film in a country without an extended term of copyright, and for which the music is therefore in the public domain such as Canada? Nina Paley and Smári McCarthy during the "Free Culture" talks at Swatantra 2014.JPG 4,732 × 3,134; 6.78 MB Nina Paley Chiaroscuro.jpg 1,516 × 1,808; 249 KB Nina Paley signature (cropped).jpg 1,115 × 561; 51 KB Some of the later strips were written by Ian Akin. perhaps now you have learned an important negotiation deal point- an agreement made before the fact is cheaper and makes more sense, than a deal made after you have borrowed the other persons property. TCLP 2010-02-24 Interview: Nina Paley This is a feature cast, an episode of The Command Line Podcast. The line is drawn when she attempts to profit from such work, and like it or not, seeking distribution equals attempting to profit. That’s not unfair. On the other hand, the current copyright regime is basically ridiculous, and Nina Paley might be right when she says that civil disobedience is the only workable solution. People here have been talking about “remixes” and so on, as though she were making soup. And you’re helping out an indie artist at the same time. It’s different if you’re taking money from a living artist, like you imply in your post. The music in Sita Sings The Blues is integral to the film: entire animation sequences were done around particular songs. The Linked Data Service provides access to commonly found standards and vocabularies promulgated by the Library of Congress. “Thanks to Disney, we are all robbed of our cultural history.”. You can buy a DVD, or download it online. If you’d like to donate to support Nina, you can do so here. She seems to understand this at some level, but she shouldn’t have even tried to make this film commercial, she should have released it via internet torrent and let the masses consume it that way. Nina really is in favor of freedom here. ? I have found the publishing companies and their representatives to be eminently reasonable and easy to deal with. I certainly wouldn’t have expected just the *rights* to 80-year-old music to cost $220,000, probably way more than the film cost to make, and I too would have been shocked and angry to find that out. However, we only publish material that is available under a free license (except for short quotes covered by so-called "fair use" doctrine), so you'll still have all the aforementioned rights. Her comic strip Mimi and Eunice can be read on-line, and you can download her film Sita Sings the Blues. Happy 20th Birthday, Electronic Frontier Foundation ! . Nina Paley is an American comic artist and animator. She directed the animated feature film, Sita Sings the Blues . Again, it’s the copyright holders that are setting the prices, right? I spotted Nina as a unique talent at just about the time she graduated from high school. For example, Metallica alienated many “fans” by going after the people (who probably purchased at least some of their music), instead of going after the corporations that take most of the profits. If the asking price for something you wanted was $10,000, and then the price went down to $2,000, wouldn’t you be a bit peeved about their gall in asking for the original amount?  Hon regisserade och animerade långfilmen Sita Sings the Blues och har tecknat en rad olika dagsstrippserier, som Nina's Adventures och Fluff.. These are the catalog songs — the crown jewels, if you will — that make companies like BMG and Universal publishing royalty. BTW I am also a cartoonist/ animator’ well meaning adult creator- I live by leasing my work to honest commercial clients. Buying a DVD directly supports Nina, as do donations obviously.) To the extent possible under law, Nina Paley has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to Sita Sings the Blues.This work is published from: United States. They cannot. Believe me, we noticed :-). No one wants to say use it the image or not. Thanks to: Nina Paley for interviewing and for editing help; the Software Freedom Law Center for space and for logistical support; Light House Films for camera work, etc. It can’t cost the corporation $220,000 to sign a piece of paper giving her the rights to use the music commercially. There is no “fair” or “unfair” in copyright, only the law. Some famous photographers spend a huge amount of time just tracking down photos. The interview OPENS with Nina saying people warned her not to use the music. bakom den Creative Commons-distribuerade "Sita sings the Blues".. Externa länkar. by Stephan Kinsella. In this case, the law is quite wrong. Sita Sings The Blues has been nominated for a “One To Watch” Spirit award and won a Gotham “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You” award, as well as “Best American Feature” at the Avignon Film Festival, “Best Feature” at the Annency Animation Festival, and a Special Mention at the Berlinale. But the film remains undistributable as of this writing; Nina is trying to work out an arrangement with the holders of the monopolies on the music that inspired her. Forget it. This is also why we never seen more than a few seconds of all the great live rock footage which exists. Sorry – FAIL! Also that Nina believes all of this should be free (even her own art). I’ve read elsewhere that she always intended to pay for the film rights, but was surprised at how much they were. Looking forward to 2020 and beyond: BookLiberator, The Damage Continues: Internet Infrastructure Degraded By Copyright Enforcement, This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking. But not every song is owned by a conglomerate such as Warner/Chappell. Forfeit the monopoly of trolls who suppress a work. You seem unwilling to engage that argument directly, preferring to slam her for daring to question the system. No listener feedback this week. They(Metallica) would have been better off to dump the record companies and promote themselves, and forget about the copyright issues. No. . Nina Paley . Famed film critic Roger Ebert has raved about it. A megahit in the 1960s. Seriously, think about it: what does derivativeness or originality have to do with the quality of the art? Great art, music, books, films are the ONLY lasting thing. Profeten. then waiting for repayment after the artist releases her film commercially…. I commissioned a chalk drawing which I later lost possession of; it was then rescued (thank goodness!) I commissioned a chalk drawing which I later lost possession of; it was then rescued (thank goodness!) Anon, in the third paragraph you argue that publishers that have “catalog songs” don’t need their songs exposed in a tiny indie film. The title is not disingenous; it is accurate. ð, Incidentally, I’ve written a highly-original novel that has had nothing but praise, but can’t get noticed because it’s not similar enough to anything else. I chose Beethoven to illustrate how copyright has nothing to do with preventing plagiarism. The fact is, copyright law generally gives the copyright owner the right to decide if his/her work can be used by someone else, and if so, what the value of that use is. But once again it serves as a reminder to new filmmakers to follow the rules or you will get burned. She is a director and writer, known for Sita Sings the Blues (2008), Seder-Masochism (2018) and Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2014). Copies of Paleyâs feature length film are available on Archive.org, LegalTorrents, and various other sites in many different formats. 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