Friday, March 30, 2018

Google v. Oracle & Fair Use!




In a closely watched case, the Federal Circuit held on Tuesday, March 27th that Google’s copying of the structure, sequence, and organization of Oracle’s Java application programming interface (API) library was not a fair use. The Federal Circuit remanded the case for a new trial to address damages. In holding for Oracle, the court found the fact that Google might also have a noncommercial motive in Android is irrelevant to the question of whether it still stood to profit from the use and also found Google’s use insufficiently transformative. The court noted that this case was simply about Google’s failure to properly license and to truly transform the APIs and about Google restricting Oracle’s abilities to market its works as a copyright owner. READ MORE

Friday, March 23, 2018

Ongoing suit says NC stole Blackbeard footage!


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article206542249.html#storylink=cpy


Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/josh-shaffer/article206542249.html#storylink=cpy
In a lawsuit that persists in federal court, a documentary filmmaker accuses North Carolina of committing a modern form of treasure looting: using his copyrighted underwater footage without permission. "Pirates come in many forms," attorneys for Fayetteville-based videographer Frederick Allen said in court documents. "Defendants did not sail into the sandbars of infringement by mistake." READ MORE

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North Carolina, Filmmaker, Spar Before 4th Circuit Over Pirate Booty!


North Carolina asked the Fourth Circuit on Thursday to dismiss a lower court ruling that said the state pirated stock footage a North Carolina company had shot of the 18th Century pirate ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Nautilus Productions worked with the state to get access to the wreck and has since sold its footage for use in a number of Blackbeard documentaries. After a lower court ruled in favor of Nautilus, the state appealed arguing it has qualified and legislative immunity and therefore cannot be sued by private parties for copyright infringement. READ MORE

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge Stock Footage!


Nautilus Productions LLC is the exclusive owner and licensor of video & stock footage from Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard Shipwreck Project (QAR). The Nautilus Productions staff has been the official video crew for the study, recovery & documentation of underwater archaeology on the infamous pirate's wreck site since the project's inception. The Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge stock footage library contains over 80 hrs. of HD & SD video of the wreck site and archaeological activities dating back to 1998. VIEW FOOTAGE

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Diving Live From Blackbeard's Shipwreck!


In the fall of 2000 Rick Allen’s Nautilus Productions co-produced with Bill Lovin of Marine Grafics a groundbreaking, week long live internet broadcast known as QAR DiveLive from the Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge (QAR) shipwreck site. For the first time ever, live video and audio was broadcast from an underwater archaeological site to the world wide web. Students were able to watch the underwater archaeology in real time and ask questions of the scientists exploring the shipwreck. The twice-daily live distance learning programs reached an estimated 1600 students from as far away as Canada during the five days of broadcasting. In October of 2001 Allen and Lovin again co-produced QAR DiveLive 2001. This time the interactive webcasts from the seafloor and conservation laboratories of the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project reached over 3600 students and another 2700 remote viewers from fifteen states and 2 countries during the five days of broadcasts. READ MORE


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Monday, March 5, 2018

"Secrets: Blackbeard's Ship" Documentary



Airs Tue. 3/6/18, Tue. 3/13/18 & Sun. 3/18/18 on the Smithsonian Channel. Nautilus Productions LLC proudly provided HD stock footage from the Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard Shipwreck Project for the one hour documentary about the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was once the most feared vessel ever to sail the high seas. In 1718, she sank off the North Carolina coast, bringing an end to her six-month reign of terror. Nautical archaeologists, historians, and scientists are studying the remains of a wreckage believed to be the infamous flagship. https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/secrets/blackbeards-ship/1003102/3412161