Archive for the ‘intellectual property’ Category

is it me or does tv suck? hollywood meet the internet.

April 3, 2008

just want to throw a thought at hollywood. you guys are some of the most creative people in the world [bar none]. and for so long the standard for good content has went down hill because of the never ending bottom line. i understand the internet is not perfect but it is open distribution for your ideas. look at your creative counter-parts in san fran [although technical] the creative bloodlines run deep in the both of you.

the is a open letter to all producers, writers, actors, etc to start doing projects just because you think they are good ideas not because they need to be bought by some network. look at the opportunity the internet provides. there is no good content [which we are all asking for] and no guy in a suit telling you to appeal to women 25+ a bit more or your show will not see the light.

we all will benefit from you expertise and creativity when it comes to writing, casting and telling a story. and the cool thing about it is you have a chance to play with the way storylines are developed because the web offers tons of ways to get users engaged with good content.

just think michel gondry decides to develop a show for the internet with the following specs:

1.   release once a day

2. 45-75 seconds in length

3. digital casting

4. gondry puts up new scripts every monday

5. anyone has the ability to participate in the show and record themselves acting out the script [uploads video to site]

6. gonry selects the best actors and edits the show together  [from the videos they uploaded]

7. syndicate the final version of each episode across the web

could we do this without holloywood? yes. but there is an art form to what hollywood brings to the table and we all on the tech side have to respect that.

not saying the above idea in the world but you want to talk about leveraging a social medium to create a social shows…this may be the starting place. this would not be easy but there is a lot of opportunity for content to take the next step.

plus its fucking cool.



i am a walking intellectual property…how do i protect myself?

March 27, 2007

this is more of a question than a post.   i think someone needs to develop a creative common license for ideas. think of all the copyright laws in the world and how you as a employee have no rights over the intellectual properties you develop.  i know what everyone is going to say…they pay you.  ok i get that but record labels pay artist and movie studios pay directors and screenplay writers but the still get credit for their work.  all the labels and studios due is add distribution to the great ip that an artist has developed.

why cant corporations act like labels and studios?  if you develop an idea you should get all the credit…why not?  the corporation will still make tons of cash off the distribution…correct? i would like to see the next apple product say designed by jonathan ive (or who ever) distributed by apple.  apple is nothing without design just like most companies are nothing without their great thinkers.  they should start to give credit where credit is due.