UPDATE: substitued video from youtube with video from DotSub. In DotSub we can add subtitles directly via the Website, terribly cool and useful!
I found extremely peculiar that Microsoft is actually become a GNU/Linux distributor (it gets SUSE Linux licences from Novell and distributes them to Dell) and can be wounded by the GPL itself.
In a similar way, in order to explain what is broken with current copyright, the movie “A Fair(y) Use Tale”, directed by Professor Eric Faden comes out of Stanford University’s Fair Use Project Documentary Film Program, meshes up parts of Disney movies, the very folks we can thank for nearly endless copyright terms.
The video starts with a clever hack on the warning played before DVD movies.
WARNING: Federal Law allows citizens to reproduce, distribute, or exhibit portions of copyrighted motion pictures, video tapes, or video discs under certain circumstances withotu the authorization of the copyright holder.
This infringement of copyright is called “Fair Use” and is allowed for purposes of criticism, news reporting, teaching and parody.
I found it difficult to follow since it is a collection of words or short sentences taken from different Disney movies. I wonder how long it will take before someone will add subtitles to the video and post the new version on YouTube. I think very few days.
And I also wonder if any Italian will soon dub it in Italian taking voices from the Italian versions of Disney movies.
Actually I was not able to find the licence of the movie itself. Do you have any idea? Some Creative Commons?