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https://nautilusproductions.com Nautilus Productions has produced documentaries for the National Geographic International, the Canadian History Channel, North Carolina Public Television, Texas A&M, the Louisiana State Museum and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (US Dept. of the Interior). Corporate clients include Office Depot and UBS among others. Our broad range of experience and decades of work guarantee a great production. Serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Pinehurst, Wilmington, Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Ft. Bragg, Camp Lejeune, NC, Myrtle Beach & Charleston, SC & the world. 4K, HD, HDV, DVCAM - NTSC & PAL gear packages. We are also the exclusive licensor of HD stock footage and video from Blackbeard the Pirates’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project.
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The U.S. Copyright Office announced a new group registration option for short online literary works, which will allow creators to save money when registering blogs, articles, and other short text-based works. When this new application does become available, authors of short text-based works (between 50 and 17,500 words) that are published online will finally be able to register those works together in one group using a single application with a single filing fee.
Last month, the U.S. Copyright Office announced a new group registration option for short online literary works, which will allow creators to save money when registering blogs, articles, and other short text-based works. Applications for this new group registration option are expected to become avai...
At the end of August, Google launched a new feature, which is a boon to visual artists: the licensable image badge. The badge is displayed on images appearing in Google image searches, and the URL for the licensing website can also be displayed. The feature is available on desktop and mobile, and in all regions and languages where Google Search is available.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a new strategy that involves partnering more closely with businesses in an effort to combat these types of crimes more effectively. The FBI—working with its investigative partners at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (NIPRCC)—will play an integral part in this strategy.
The Alliance calculates that creators and copyright owners have encountered thousands of instances of infringement by state entities, resulting in lost revenue of countless millions of dollars.” Of the respondents to the survey, 115 experienced copyright infringements by states, and most reported multiple violations. A wide range of creative works were infringed: mostly books and photographs, but also audio recordings; audiovisual works such as TV shows, movies, and videos; publications such as newsletters and magazines; databases; graphic works such as paintings, design, and illustration; sculpture; choreography; jewelry and fashion designs; etc.
The US Copyright Office issued a report on Thursday claiming that the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) now favors tech companies over rights-holders. After studying the issue for years and taking into consideration more than 92,000 comments, the Copyright Office suggests that “Congress may wish to fine-tune” the statute.
The US Copyright Office issued a report on Thursday claiming that the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) now favors tech companies over rights-holders. After studying...
Many small businesses—from garage start-ups to a few million in sales with employees to support—sell unique merchandise based on original designs protected by copyright and under trade names protected by trademark. And it seems that just about every week, I encounter an entrepreneur describing the volume and rate at which they find counterfeiters selling knock-off versions of their products on Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Alibaba, and some of the smaller retail platforms as well. The costly, often futile, game of whack-a-mole via DMCA takedown is not just for musicians and photographers; it’s being played by hundreds of American businesses. https://illusionofmore.com/american-entrepreneurs-trampled-by-politics-in-antitrust-hearings/
To put into perspective what this would mean for artists: Because copyright is a body of federal law that preempts state law, it must be tried in federal courts. Most individuals and small businesses cannot afford to bring or defend against even simple infringement actions in federal court. The American Intellectual Property Law Association has estimated that the mean cost of fully litigating a copyright infringement lawsuit is $397,000. Adding a jury trial requirement to these already astronomical costs would put justice ever further out of reach for the majority of the creative community.
This post first appeared on Law360. You might think that a copyright battle waged between tech behemoths Google LLC and Oracle America Inc. about computer code has little to do with the concerns of songwriters, authors, photographers, graphic artists, photo journalists and filmmakers. You would b
Copyright Immunity Study Comments
Congress asked the U.S. Copyright Office to gather information about the extent to which state entities – like state universities, school districts, museums, hospitals, and prisons – infringe the copyrights of others. Here are those comments...
Today’s major platforms—all founded years after the DMCA was first hammered out between big telco and big media—read certain ambiguities in the statutes to mean that they are free to profit from chronic infringement by users, while doing the bare minimum to comply with the notice-and-takedown provision.
At the HJC hearing about the USCO report on §512 of the DMCA, Public Knowledge reiterates the broad claim that all internet use is at stake.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) opened the hearing by explaining that the DMCA was enacted in 1998 when internet companies were in their nascency, and that there has been a dramatic increase in online infringement over the past two decades that has led to questions over whether the balance intended by Congress has been maintained. Nadler noted that “our copyright laws have to keep up” with changes to technology and the growth of the internet, and that the Committee was interested in determining whether the recommendations in the Copyright Office’s 512 Report would help the law keep pace.
Last week, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled Copyright and the Internet in 2020: Reactions to the Copyright Office’s Report on the Efficacy of 17 U.S.C. § 512 After Two Decades. Picking up
Vintage Shipwreck Films!
We are excited that OceanArchives.com website has added the Super Shipwrecks Spectacular Showcase. Six films feature wrecks in North Carolina including the U-352 German submarine, Truk Lagoon in the South Pacific, the Monitor, and two films from the Great Lakes (Ghost Ships of Isle Royale and the award winning film Daniel J. Morrell by Larry Coplin. The website created by our dear friend & mentor, Bill Lovin of Marine Grafics, is a great resource for teachers, students and folks who just love the sea and want to learn more.
The CASE Act is a bipartisan copyright dispute resolution bill that is inches away from becoming the law of the land. The bill calls for a “small claims” process staffed by U.S. Copyright Office attorneys for a limited category of infringement claims by creators, as well as an opportunity for a quick and inexpensive resolution by users of its various defenses to copyright infringement, such as fair use. The bill is an alternative approach to the one-size-fits-few federal copyright litigation that is far too expensive and complicated for working creators to utilize.
Blackbeard & Nautilus Productions on the Smithsonian Channel!
Sunday Sept. 20th & Tuesday Sept. 29th follow nautical archaeologists and historians in their search for Blackbeard's ship and the truth behind its sinking. Nautilus Productions provided stock footage from the Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project for this episode. Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was once the most feared vessel ever to sail the high seas. In June 1718, she sank off the North Carolina coast, bringing an end to her six-month reign of terror. ("Secrets Unlocked" Blackbeard's Ship - Season 1, Episode 29) https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/video/series/secrets-unlocked/71731
44% of respondents report that when they demanded that the state actors cease the infringing conduct, the infringers specifically invoked sovereign immunity as a reason for non-compliance. More than half the infringing entities, according to the creators who offered descriptions, were state universities, while the rest were organizations like tourism boards, state departments, and museums.
Google v. Oracle is one of the landmark copyright cases of the modern age. If the Court sides with Google, especially on fair use, the implications for creators beyond the software industry would be devastating.
The ARA is “an alliance of working musicians, performers, and songwriters fighting for a healthy creative economy and fair treatment for all creators in the digital world. [They] work to defend and protect artists, guided by [their] Artists’ Bill of Rights, which outlines fundamental principles for today’s music economy.”
I am looking forward to hosting a keynote conversation with Grammy-winning composer, performer, songwriter, best-selling author, and essayist Rosanne Cash this week at CPIP’s The Evolving Music Ecosystem conference. One part of Rosanne Cash’s “music ecosystem” is the Artist Rights Alliance (...
As a result of this research, compelling evidence was compiled showing that remedies against state infringement are inadequate or non-existent and that state copyright infringement is a frequent and damaging occurrence that will increasingly threaten the goals of the copyright system unless corrected.
This week, the Copyright Alliance submitted comments to the Copyright Office in response to its Notice of Inquiry (NOI) for public comment on the extent to which copyright owners experience infringement by state entities that
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Nautilus Productions has produced documentaries for National Geographic International, the Canadian History Channel, North Carolina Public Television, Texas A&M, the Louisiana State Museum and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (US Dept. of the Interior). Corporate clients include Office Depot and UBS among others. Our broad range of experience and decades of work guarantee a great production.
Rick Allen, co-founder of Nautilus Productions, broadcast video producer and cinematographer has been diving the oceans of the world and shooting video since 1983. As a video producer, director and videographer his work has appeared on ABC, A&E, BBC, CBS, Discovery, TLC, National Geographic, 48 Hours, ESPN, Lifetime, Turner and more. He has followed SWAT teams through the door on drug busts, traveled from Cuba to Kazakhstan with the 82nd Airborne, weathered live broadcasts during hurricanes, gone nose to nose with 14 foot Great White sharks during underwater expeditions and is the official project videographer on the Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project. After 12 years in broadcast television Allen opened his own video production company in 1997 focused on documentary production as well as providing freelance videography and underwater video services to broadcast clients. Allen is an avid wreck diver and shark lover who can be found most weekends diving the Graveyard of the Atlantic.
Cindy Burnham is a photojournalist with more than 3 decades of work covering the news, the people, and visual tempo of our age. She is the owner of Lucky Shot Productions, a freelance photography company and co-founder of Nautilus Productions, a video production company, as well as the former assignments editor and senior photographer at the Fayetteville Observer. Her images have appeared on covers and pages of Newsweek, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Time Life books and more. Burnham is an avid underwater photographer. She spends her weekends during summers diving on WWII shipwrecks of North Carolina and swimming with Sand Tigers sharks.
Nautilus Productions is also the exclusive owner and licensor of footage from Blackbeard the Pirate's flagship - the Queen Anne's Revenge (QAR). Since the discovery of the wreck by Intersal Inc. the Nautilus Productions staff has been the official video crew for the study and recovery of the infamous pirate Blackbeard's ship the Queen Anne's Revenge (La Concorde). Our staff works with the North Carolina's Underwater Archaeology Branch documenting this incredible underwater find. Nautilus Productions' duties include the video documentation of activities on site, the archaeological survey and recovery of artifacts from the shipwreck and licensing the stock footage library. The Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project stock footage library contains nearly two decades of HD & SD footage from the project.
Allen is also known for QAR DiveLive 2000 & 2001. During QAR DiveLive real time underwater video of the project was streamed to the internet as a part of an educational program that reached thousands of children around the world. The project, proposed by Bill Lovin of Marine Grafics and Rick Allen of Nautilus Productions melded television technology, Internet streaming, and underwater archaeology. The live, internet broadcasts allowed students to talk to scientists, see video of the shipwreck and learn about methods and technologies utilized by underwater archaeologists in real time.
November 5, 2019: In what may be the most important copyright case in decades, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Allen v. Cooper. In 2015, according to a complaint filed in federal court, North Carolina pirated footage of Blackbeard's flagship, the 'Queen Anne's Revenge.' Then North Carolina passed "Blackbeard's Law" to justify that misuse. Rick Allen of Nautilus Productions has now taking his case to the Supreme Court of the United States. The issue is whether Congress validly abrogated state sovereign immunity via the Copyright Remedy Clarification Act in providing remedies for authors of original expression whose federal copyrights are infringed by states. North Carolina maintains that sovereign immunity prevents it from being held liable for damages, as other copyright infringers would be.
Allen has also been featured in numerous stories and on NPR's "The Story" - Blackbeard's Shipwreck and The Hook & Planet Money - Episode 955: Pirate Videos.
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