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Date : November 19, 2009


Berlin Wall Video Copyright Issues

Categories: history, Personal, Politics, Video
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Published on: November 19, 2009
Here is now another great example for the current copyright laws being not only outdated and not fit for today???s world we live in, but also how those archaic laws are actually bad for society as a whole. Let me start from the beginning??? The Beginning of the Story I was contacted by Emily B. Hager on Saturday, October 31, 2009 via email and via phone. Emily B. Hager is a video reporter for the New York Times (yes, THE NY Times). She was working on a last minute video?? called ???The Man Who Opened the Gate???, which was published on Monday, November 2, 2009, together with the article by Roger Cohen titled ???The Hinge of History??? with a supporting video. The article is about Harald Jaeger, the Boarder Guard at the border crossing ???Bornholmer Strasse’??? who opened the gates on November 9, 1989 to let people pass from East Berlin to West Berlin in violation of a direct order by his superior. Emily came across my video ???Moments in History ??? The Fall of the Berlin Wall??? I was contacted regarding this video by many others before that and already had posted an article where I addressed many of the very similar questions that I received regarding my video. Emily found the video of mine at the Internet Archive, where I also posted it, among other sites, like YouTube, Vimeo, my blog and over half a dozen other sites. I told her that I have plenty of video footage[…]
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Categories: Oldskool, text art, Tools, Video
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Published on: November 19, 2009

I have not posted at my blog for a long while (in comparison to the months before). This was actually not because of the lack of things to write about. There was plenty for me to write, but it seems that I tend to write less, the more is happening. Maybe because of the lack of time that usually concurs with more events happening or maybe it is just that I think too much about all the stuff I should write about that I forget to actually write something altogether.?? Well, I need to think about that one :). I decided now to write about each thing that I consider noteworthy only briefly and consolidated in this and another post to follow. Each thing by itself would probably have warranted its own post, but not at this time. Downloads Section Expanded ???? I expanded the downloads page of my website to include two new sections. 1. Music Trackers tools for Windows and DOS. See Tracker Downloads Tracker music is a staple of the classic demo scene before the computers became powerful and advanced enough to use fully digital recordings of music for programs, demos and games. It was also the limitations of hard disk space and memory that lead to the development of alternatives such as the ???Tracker???. The most famous known tracker software is probably the program ???Sound Tracker??? for the Commodore Amiga. Its file format, the classic ???.MOD???, is still a pseudo standard today, including on the PC[…]

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