Youtube keeps the bonfire...claiming another victim-(the Powers that Be probably involved again)
Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:07 AM
If anything, having a YouTube performance by a company who had an official staging on the record would allow the audience to see whether an unofficial production had anything to do with the work.
Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:21 AM
But I will still purchase DVD's.CD's Books and Magazines.
Many people won't, though. If they can get it for nothing, even if the product is somewhat compromised, they will. I think eventually an arrangement will be reached where people will be able to pay a fee online to see performances and clips.
Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:57 AM
If so, the scale would have to be much smaller -- and the product quite different -- from the more populist and spontaneous environment of YouTube.I'd imagine that the system for organizing permissions and royalties would get rather complicated.
Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:15 PM
In my limited reading of his life, it strikes me that he did not feel possessive about his ballets, altho he would certainly have wanted them to be performed well.
Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:50 PM
Nowadays I gather the Trust sells performance licenses to perform for a limited time, say, two years.
In a possibly related context, I think some inventors do not patent their inventions because they can lose those rights if they don't defend them when they're violated, and lone inventors lack the resources to fight a large corporation. Here we're talking about copyright, not quite the same thing, but it might explain why the Balanchine Trust is fairly aggressive about maintaining control -- maybe the law says if you let it slip, you can't get it back. But this attempt to reason by analogy goes nowhere toward explaining the differences among different organizations. (There's been a complete Robbins Afternoon of a Faun with Farrell and Mofid up on an Iranian culture site for some time, for example, and a nearly-complete Cunningham Pond Way has been up for a couple of years.)
As for stepping in when a bootleg performance becomes public knowledge, how are they going act? Lawsuits cost money and sometimes breed ill will, to say the least. Or are you thinking of the deterrent effect of that possibility? I think that may be part of their game plan already.
Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:58 PM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:15 PM
But I also recall, persuant to Sandy's question, that during Mr. B's time, if I heard correctly, SAB students who performed in Workshop could get tape of their performances, including of Balanchine, but not since his death.
By the way, bart, I'm going to pass being part of that consensus, for now! I just don't understand this situation well enough to take a position yet.
Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:50 PM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:00 PM
Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:11 PM
Yes, as in music.
Posted 18 October 2009 - 07:32 AM
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