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    Default Re: Shards of the past. A SW fan film

    Wow that's bizarre timing - I literally just watched this yesterday.

    Good on you for thinking to post it here though, it didn't even occur to me!
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    Default Re: Shards of the past. A SW fan film

    I thought people might find it interesting
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    Default Re: Shards of the past. A SW fan film

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatefan1976 View Post
    I thought people might find it interesting
    Wow that's some quality stuff right there, I did enjoy it. Especially the Australian Palpatine (his accent is funny)

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    Yeah the Palpatine was slightly off...

    But I thought it was interesting how the people who made this tried to blend all three eras of the Star Wars universe. Vader and Palps from the OT, clone trooper armour and weapons from the PT, and Vader stopping the clone 'chaingun' blasts was straight out of The Force Awakens. It was a nice effort, without being too in-your-face about it.
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    Default Re: Shards of the past. A SW fan film

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaka-Z0 View Post
    Wow that's some quality stuff right there, I did enjoy it. Especially the Australian Palpatine (his accent is funny)
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    So, apparently Disney has claimed the project and now claims all the money.

    Somebody tell me I missed something but SWTheory asked Disney for very specific instructions on how he could create this project and he followed it to the letter including the 'no ad revenue' rule. Then Disney decides to copyright strike it, instate ad revenue, and claim it all.

    Did I miss something? Does anyone else have a problem with this? Cuz this seems scummy to the max.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StargateMillennium View Post
    So, apparently Disney has claimed the project and now claims all the money.

    Somebody tell me I missed something but SWTheory asked Disney for very specific instructions on how he could create this project and he followed it to the letter including the 'no ad revenue' rule. Then Disney decides to copyright strike it, instate ad revenue, and claim it all.

    Did I miss something? Does anyone else have a problem with this? Cuz this seems scummy to the max.
    As I read it here:

    - the creator contacted "an employee" at Lucasfilm
    - that someone said it was fine if there was no crowdfunding and no YouTube monetizing
    - video is released...on YouTube
    - video becomes popular, creator starts making bank
    - Warner/Chappell, a conglomerate that publishes for Disney, files a claim for unauthorized use of The Imperial March
    - Warner/Chappell begins collecting ad revenue


    So I'm seeing a number of problems here...
    1. The creator just contacted 'someone' at Lucasfilm. Nowhere does it say he contacted their legal group and received legal authorization, just that 'someone' said okay. That's not legally binding
    2. The creator only contacted 'someone' at Lucasfilm. Disney owns the franchise, so it would probably have been their final word on whether or not the film was allowed, and it appears the creator made no attempt to get legal authorization from them
    3. The video got released on YouTube, and was apparently pulling in ad revenue, in violation of the terms of the questionable authorization
    4. Warner/Chappell is not Disney and not owned by Disney, they're just a distributor, so their claim over the Imperial March is a little questionable too
    5. Warner/Chappell has an existing reputation for this sort of thing
    6. the creator is falsely (or ignorantly) conflating Warner/Chappell with Lucas and Disney, claiming that they're the ones doing this


    So from what I'm reading....the author halfassed seeking permission, got 'permission' from someone who had no authorization to do so, went ahead and made the video and then published it in violation of the bad authorization, has been hit with infringement claims by another bad actor, and is wrongly trying to blame Lucas/Disney for the entire comedy of errors.

    As impressive as the video is, I can't say that I think highly of anybody involved in this clusterf***.
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    Default Re: Shards of the past. A SW fan film

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post

    As impressive as the video is, I can't say that I think highly of anybody involved in this clusterf***.
    I can't believe whoever made this video didn't expect to get spanked by Disney, I mean it's quite obvious. Had to be motivated by pure fan passion, otherwise you're right this guy is not smarter than my baloney sandwich I had for lunch yesterday.

    Not to mention it is a classic corporate move to say ''Please go ahead, if you don't make money out of it we're fine'' and then lift the carpet under the creator's feet to snag all the profits. It's free real estate!

    I do hope that we'll see more of mate Australian Palpatine, I must say he's my favorite all-time character in the whole SW franchise.
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    Default Re: Shards of the past. A SW fan film

    Due to what is going on with htis film now. Its a fan film! Lucasfilm used to figgin love these things! What happened, and no dont say "Disney Happened" because its not Disney's fault, Somebody in Lucasfilm got greedy and figured hey, lets do this.

    When you really get down to it, Imperial March is really made directly by John Williams, and if its copyrighted, even the remixes of it are to be hit wityh copyright issues too right ? Isnt that what this boiled down to ? Use of copyrighted music and then Disney wanted to get into the money of a fan made project ?

    Now in light of all this, many star wars fans are calling for a boycott of episode 9. Which we all know will be a dumb idea

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