For the next week World Heritage Sites will be blogging from three World Heritage sites in France. The pictures will show up as they are taken! Here are the three sites I am going to feature:
I am even going to stop by the UNESCO office in Paris!
Hope you enjoy the next week of photos.
As I have previously discussed, the Prima Civitas Foundation seems to completely disregard their own rules about using Creative Commons material in the videos in the “I Love Michigan” Video contest. Not only that but finalist Logan C.’s video doest not even correctly attribute the creators of the content in his video. He breaks the Creative Commons license of the following content:
at the 5 second mark in the video, he uses this photo:
The image should be credited to the person who originally took it: Vincent Arel
at the 18 second mark he uses this photo:
The image should be credited to Shawn Wilson. The CC license that Mr. Wilson put on the image also requires anyone who uses this photo to release any derivative works (which the video is) under the same share-alike license. This requirement makes it impossible for the video (and it’s creator) to meet the following video contest conditions stated on the Prima Civitas Website
“Entrants agree to grant to Sponsor and Organizer an everlasting, royalty-free, assignable, exclusive license to use, utilize, replicate, alter, adapt, modify, publish, broadcast, translate, produce derivative works from, distribute, present, play, sublicense and exercise all copyright and other intellectual property rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to include your contribution in other works in any media now known or later created forever.”
At 37 seconds the video uses this photo:
Again, the original creator of this photo (Jeffness) deserves credit and has also released the image under a share-alike license.
At 39 seconds, the video uses footage from a Chevy Volt commercial.
I don’t believe that GM releases their footage into the Public Domain (as it is used in this video entry). Again this breaks the requirements of the video contest and copyright law.
Since the video contest does not judge the videos on the quality of the content, I will keep those thoughts about the finalists to myself. However, The Prima Civitas Foundation plans to announce the winner of the video contest at the Capital City Film Festival in Lansing on April 14. If they have plans to publicly show the finalist videos, I hope they realize that they will be illegally doing so. They will be displaying content that they both are improperly using and that breaks copyright.
Only one finalist in the I love Michigan Video contest is using %100 legal material in his video.
Another finalist should be the poster-child for copyright infringement. The video they entered was created by doing a series of Google-searches for images!