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Peter St John

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  1. No kryptonite in OG Superman (it came from a radio adaptation a few years later). As for 'where's the longevity', I'd suggest that over 80 years of stories suggests there's some mileage in him, even if Snyder doesn't understand the concept one little bit. (ALL! STAR! SUPERMAN!)
  2. Seconding this…though for bonus points, this was my first exposure to LSH, and I started with issues #25-30. Total madness. (Ordered the omni despite owning 1-38 because it's really really good…you just have to hang in there ;). And look, issue #5 was a big deal at the time…but must be 100% impenetrable to new readers these days)
  3. An idle thought I had the other day: does Comcast now own the Spectrum ROM code?
  4. Of course he can - he can issue copyright strikes against them and YouTube will honour those strikes. The person who has the strike issued against them has to appeal. Now, it's likely that a manual review will see the striked video put back up, but Andrews (or any other IP owner) can pursue a DMCA claim that will need to be fought against, incurring financial burden on the person fighting it. Simply saying 'fair use' doesn't mean you're going to win, even with just review footage. This is all DMCA 101…
  5. They were required to post it as terms of the agreement, I believe?
  6. Long-standing member of World of Stuart (ah, halcyon days…at least before Stu went completely off the rails), part of the Be Excellent To Each Other forum, and also a retro YouTuber for the past few years.
  7. So I've been dancing around this today, but you work for a company that is literally an existential threat to WoS (archive.org is a separate matter as it's protected by US Copyright Law in ways that WoS will never be). You'll forgive me if I don't entirely see eye-to-eye that monetisation is a good thing overall.
  8. Which brings us back to point 3: is all this worth it for fucking Horace? Who himself stars in a blatant rip-off of Konami's copyright? Simply because you have the right to do a thing doesn't mean you have to actually do it. Octav1us' videos were not going to harm sales or the viability of a long-moribund character, so why go through all this trouble?
  9. And yet, where was Namco's copyright strike for Ms. Pac-Man's regular inclusion, eh?
  10. In this instance, though, it produces incentives for people to hoover up old IP and insist on removing code from established archives. Plus the recent large injections of cash into the Speccy retroscene have caused huge splits in the community. So I'm not really convinced it's great.
  11. Is money a good thing? The idea that there's gold in there potentially threatens repositories like WoS/Spectrum Computing as people stripmine old IPs.
  12. I can't help but think but that post, even if it's 100% correct, betrays itself with: "she's an actress, whether dressed like this or in a tight leather kitten outfit with her baps out. No woman alive buts herself in front of a camera like that unless it's for sympathy, or money. Mostly money."
  13. There are three separate strands here, I feel. 1: Does Andrews really have all the rights to Horace? Possibly! 2: Did Andrews have the right to make a copyright strike considering parody/satire exceptions in US/UK law? Again, quite possibly! 3: Even given 1 and 2, is making a copyright strike against a harmless set of videos for a character that is never going to be a household name and piss off the retro community, one of your main audiences, a good idea? I would humbly suggest that 1 and 2 are blind alleys, and 3 is where most of us are.
  14. Like @Protocol Penguin, I'm quite curious about Kim making her Manic Miner video private - preventative or due to a strike?
  15. I mean, fuck, hardly anybody cared anything about Horace even back then!
  16. I mentioned it in the Head Over Heels thread, but yes, vampires. They also claim to have asked WoS to remove Automata IP, though a quick check indicates that they're still available.
  17. Bumping this because it looks like this bunch of vampires have just copyright-struck Octav1us's amusing Horace videos: https://subversive.uk/
  18. I tend to avoid Bulleit due to the long-running saga detailed here:https://neatpour.com/2019/07/exclusive-hollis-b-worth-talks-about-bulleit-diageo-split/ but it's definitely decent for the price! (and for a long time it was contracted-distilled by Four Roses, so if you like Bulleit, there's a good chance you'll enjoy any Four Roses bourbon too).
  19. Hmm, it's not *quite* the same. Firstly, Fist of Fun was well after On The Hour, and as far as I'm aware, the BBC still owns On The Hour. If Coogan / Iannucci wanted to distribute KMKY themselves, they'd have to do exactly what Lee & Herring had to do. If Lee & Herring wanted to make a series of Fake Rod Hull & The Curious Orange Fight Crime, they'd likely be as free as Coogan was to go to Sky with Mid Morning Matters. (also, the Marber call-out is amusing, considering he claimed ownership of Brian O’hanrahahanrahan, which was a Lee & Herring creation) What S0L says about the 80s contracts is spot on, though. It went on a lot during the 80s in various different media; IPC eventually worked out that they didn't actually have work for hire contracts for a great many of 2000AD staff…which probably was a reason why 20 years later, a full printing of Zenith Phase 1 by Titan Comics sat in a warehouse somewhere near Milton Keynes. I wouldn't be surprised if similar scenarios played out in the games industry (Ocean is probably one of the better ones, given their relative professionalism compared to others, but does anybody know if Matthew Smith actually tied up JSW in Software Projects or just licensed it to them after pulling Manic Miner from Bug-Byte?).
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