What if copyright law is more complicated then a damn flower?
October 23, 2009 4:00 PM Subscribe
Take my movie—please.
posted by Askiba (36 comments total)
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Nasty Old People is a Swedish movie about just that. However, it's been released freely on the web
by its creator, Hanna Sköld, under a Creative Commons License, being the first Swedish film to do so.
The CC License it is under allows the movie to be redistributed, screened, remixed- anything you want, as long as Hanna and the rest of the team behind the movie is credited.
Going on a "pay as much as you feel like model", the creator has so far gotten back about 2,000 euros from the internet community- a little more then 20% of the bank loan the creator took out to make the film. Not to mention popularity:
the film has been downloaded 30,000 times in over 100 countries.
It's a kick in the face to the MPAA, whose cries that sites like The Pirate Bay are "killing entertainment" have been largely disregarded in the success stories of these indie efforts.