OOoooOOoo! Yes people, share the love!
We should set up an AMV exchange there
the AMV coordinator tends to bring along his AMV collection (on DVDs) and he's got TONs of them.
I have a little
over nine thousand
over seventy Gigabytes of AMVs to share.
I will bring a NAS box and an 8-port hub for massive leeching.
Bring your computer and a cat-V cable and grab whatever you wish!
<rant>As for copyright laws we can all try to fix this AT THE BALLOT BOX.
So far it seems, neither of the major political parties seems interested in fixing this problem
like people filming their kids, or their friends skiing, etc, and overlaying a popular song in Windows Media Maker. Last fall BOTH political parties made played music without permission during their campaign events...
At this time it's a grey area, AMVs are copyright infringement but they are NON-CRIMINAL infringements. Copyright owners often overstep their rights, like the sign in a restaurant that says 'Not responsible for lost or stolen articles,' or a parking lot posted 'Not responsible for theft or vandalism,'- but that's not true, they're actually still responsible, and putting a sign up doesn't make that go away. What it does
do is trick most people into shutting up.
Similarly, those big bold intimidating warnings on DVDs that say 'ALL unauthorized copying of this material is an Intergalactic Federal Offense' - ain't entirely so, the grand scope of those claims are tempered by the Fair Use Act. But IANAL
, so YMMV
Lastly, even the word 'Unauthorized' doesn't mean 'illegal' even though rights owners try to tell you they mean the same thing. It just means 'without your permission.' Example: I can write a biography about a celebrity without his or her permission, call it "[Insert Celebrity Name] - The Unauthorized Biography!" and it's perfectly legal. If the celebrity gets pissed off at my opinions, or facts I've discovered and substantiated, the 1st Amendment says 'Boo-Frikken-Hoo Too Bad.' </rant>