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Poster: kareneliot Date: Jan 7, 2011 6:46pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: What's all the hoopla?

"What's up with these self-proclaimed copyright police?
As no one here calls themself "the copyright police", they are probably amused by the irony of that statement."

As a passive observer, it read to me that the poster isn't saying "they" CALL themselves the "self-proclaimed copyright police", but that they ACT like they are and why are they being so self-important?

But I could have misinterpreted...

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jan 7, 2011 6:56pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: What's all the hoopla?

It depends on what you think "self-proclaimed" means.

It seemed somewhat ironic because the poster is doing the exact same thing as "the copyright police" only from the opposite perspective. In many ways we are both arguing for the integrity of the public domain.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jan 7, 2011 8:31pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: What's all the hoopla?

All of us conscientious users of the Feature Films section would like to thank you for the films that you have uploaded and for all of the copyright research you have done for us over the years. You have played a very important role in making this site the great place that it is.

One example: "The Saint Louis Bank Robbery". The government's copyright site shows the film as being under copyright, but you were able to show that it is actually public domain.

If 10 copyrighted films are allowed here, then why not 100? If 100, why not 1000? If 1000, why not 10000? How long would the Archive last after that number was reached?

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jan 8, 2011 2:04am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: What's all the hoopla?

Amen. As a user who has both uploaded material and occasionally flagged other's material, I don't consider myself a "policeman" to any degree. If I flag a film here on the Archive, it's because I have some information making me believe it's copyright, however usually that info was the fact that I was going to upload that particular film myself but was advised not to by someone else, usually Video Cellar. If I flag a movie and someone disagrees with me, then it's ok with me to post an arguement stating why you think my claim is erroneous because I have no problem being shown where I'm wrong. But as far as referring to certain individuals as "self proclaimed copyright police", I think that's going a little too far. Mostly we're just policing ourselves. We love this site and we want to keep it strong. What's wrong with that?

This post was modified by guyzilla on 2011-01-08 10:04:48