Posts filed under ‘Copyright’


So, many man hours have gone into many websites to STOP a user from downloading videos to their hard drive. As it ussualy was my favorite past time, to figure out how to download a video from a website.

We'll I guess I have to find a new favorite past time, since took out all the fun of trying to download videos, since now its EASY AS 1,2,3 and a bit of 5, 6, 7.

Find the URL of any of your favorite videos at your favorite website. There must be over 20 Video Website listed on KEEPVID.

No matter what format, including Google Videos, which is a FLV, and then paste the URL into the DOWNLOAD WINDOW, and presto it will give you different options of downloading the video.


March 29, 2006 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

Copyright Law……Keep reading the fine print!

So your a photographer, videographer, film maker, or some type of artist working for yourself. You figure, that since you create your own art or author your own book, you automatically own the copyright. You sure do. However based on taking a infringer to court, you must copyright you work with the Federal Copyright Office. The problem, is that even if you do this, you still need to pay a Copyright Attorney BIG money to defend your case. Sorry, small claims will not help you with a Copyright case, based on the fact is out of their jurisdictions, since its a Federal Law.

There are plenty of links below relating to copyright laws, but the best information I found was in a book called Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal published in 2002. which includes a section written by Lawrence Lessig, a of Law at Stanford Law School best descibes how copyright property laws have changed as well as society, throughout the history of technology and innovation.

So, to save time, reading Professor Lawrence Lessig outlook on copyright issues is worth 10 minutes of your time, compared to clicking and reading all the bookmarks below. But if you still want to read the fine print, I found alot of great links below.

New type of virtual law

The Chinese gamer claimed to have spent two years and more than US$1,200 playing the game and purchasing the virtual arsenal.

However, the gaming company claimed the virtual properties were simply “piles of data” that had no real-world value.

U.S. Copyright Office – Forms

300 pages of Copyright

U.S. Copyright Office – Copyright Basics (Circular 1)

Public Law 108-446

U.S. Copyright Office – Copyright Law of the United States

NewsHour Extra: The Digital Copyright Fight — May 1, 2003

Digital Law Online: Remedies


Apple gets tech support in court | CNET

Hasten down the wire

F B I Law Enforcement Bulletin – May 2004 Issue


foray_e.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Publication of Photographs: Is A Release Required?

Welcome to <Spooky

LexisNexis InfoPro – Zimmerman’s Research Guide

U.S. Copyright Office – Licensing and CARP Information

circ22.pdf (application/pdf Object)

EFF: Homepage

Association of New York Intellectual Property Law – NYIPLA

Copyright Welcome page

Copyright FAQs –

A Practical Guide to Copyright Compliance

USGenWeb Project – Official Business – Copyright

Remedies for Web Site Copyright Infringement

Fashion Law Blog

Photographers’ Guide to Privacy

Bert P. Krages II — Attorney at Law

ThePhotographersRight.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Bert P. Krages II — Attorney at Law


Privacy Laws

public vs. private space – Google Search

World Talk Radio Photo Talk Radio: Bert Krages’ Photo Law 101 And Photography That’s Out Of This World

San Francisco Muni Photo Ban — Direct Action : SF Bay Area Indymedia


Kevin Bjorke Resumé

Government Statement on Proposals for Copyright Reform

The Right to Refuse Service: Can a business refuse service to Someone because of appearance, odor or attitude? –<br><br>Faegre &;amp;; Benson LLP: The Law Firm – Home

Nightclub Security, Managing Obnoxious Patrons, security consultant, Chris McGoey, nightclub security expert


Student Press Law Center – News Flashes

Press Rights Abused in San Francisco

PhotoPermit.ORG :: View topic – Hassled by San Francisco Muni Agents

NPPA: News

PhotoStop(SM): Legal Aspects of Photography

The 411 on Copyright for Net Photos

First Amendment Library

USA Today article on photographers rights etc – DPChallenge Forums

Security Guards Officers, Use of Force Continuum, security consultant, Chris McGoey, security guard expert

Photographers’ Guide to Privacy

American Civil Liberties Union : National Security

American Civil Liberties Union

Metroblogging San Francisco

SFist: Homeland Insecurity: Photo Ban on Muni?

Flickr: The You can’t take pictures here! Pool

January 29, 2006 at 5:23 am Leave a comment

Ruby Skye Night Club Cease and Desist Letter

The challenge to gain control of orginal photographs, shot and orginally authored by Peter Weiss,
but used for online promotional and marketing for Ruby Skye’s Night Club in San Francisco for over 4 years with NO COMPENSATION.

Fact#1: Ruby Skye, a night club in San Francisco is known as:

  • San Francisco’s premiere Nightclub
  • Recently nominated by Dancestar as one of the top 5 nightclubs
  • World-class facility featuring the finest DJ’s and performers from around the globe
  • Friday and Saturday nights, cost $340 for a booth reservation

personal quote from owner; George Karpaty
“I own the white carpet, the white walls, and I own the white party photos”
Fact#2: Cog1 is an online marketing company in San Francisco and is known as:

  • “Best of the NET” says Media Magazine
  • Won Clio Awards
  • Won Multiple Addy Awards

personal quote from owner; Jeffrey Hyman
“I don’t know the legal nuances of photography law and actually don’t care.”
Fact#3: Peter Weiss is a Independent Night Life Photographer/Videographer in San Francisco for over 8 years

  • Had over two million photos downloaded from San Francisco Night Life within 2 years
  • Owns the biggest video collection of San Francisco Nightime Fashion Shows

personal quote from owner; Peter Weiss
“I am trying to Scrape my rent/bill money together and Jeffery and George are creating revenue based off my original work.

Read all the C/D letters I wrote and email conversations

November 30, 2005 at 4:31 am Leave a comment

How do I apply for Civil Rights?

I am not going into details right now, but basically I have a multiple legal issues that I must defend, only to prove to myself that I actually have Civil Rights in the United States.

Above is just a sample of legal matters I was reading about to day, and this is just the tip of the iceberg in the relationship to the rest of the information I must gather.

November 19, 2005 at 1:25 am Leave a comment

CCTV manufactures and resellers need to think again?

The Secuirty DVR “Digital Video Recorder” Industry, including manufactures and resellers need to think again?

First of all, what makes a DVR Secure enough to be even considered a product for the secuirty industry? What stops anyone from unplugging a DVR or unplugging the video connections behind the DVR, so a camera will not record.
If you do unplug it, how long does it take a manager or owner to relize it was unplugged. Ya, of course you can add a bell and a whisle to go off when it is unplugged, but then again, you can unplug that as well.

A while back I created a special plastic brackets that keep the AC plug, connected to the back of a Shuttle SB61g2. Watch Video

I hade about 50 of these plastic AC Plug, custom made from my Uncle Tommy. SInce I can remember, Uncle Tomy took me in his basement as a little boy, and I watched him make wigits for other companies out of plastic. So, when I came up with the concept, the first person I called was Uncle Tommy.

Currently these have been deployed with every Shuttle SVR at over 30 McDonald’s Restaurant’s in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Video Map)

This is a whole new MAP approach I am working on for a central monitoring solution intergrated with a Interactive Earth, thanks to Google Interactive Map

Another project I have been working on is taking log files from all 30 of these SVR and create a online
graphical information based on the log files. (Log Video)

August 25, 2005 at 4:40 am Leave a comment


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