Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:09 pm
Thanks for bringing this up - he's using one of the banners for my site here which I'm going to e-mail him about because it suggests that I'm supporting what he's doing. Clearly he's decided he's onto quite a little earner here. The interpretation of "fair use" is interesting. Just because a series is not being commercially exploited, does not mean the copyright in it magically disappears. That takes a very long time.What he doesn't allow for is a sudden re-release of shows like Terrahawks - if they got a release then of course your past pirate copies would affect future, if not current sales, and the rights holder could claim on an "account for profit" basis; effectively what they would have earned had there been a licence in place. I mean come on, would you dare to offer Spiderman in any way shape or form at this point in time?!