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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 16:30:37 Reply

i like tha toms ustream ok !!


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 16:45:40 Reply

Congrats to the winners! Once again, I didn't win $100 for being a monthly voter. :(


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 16:46:39 Reply

FUCK! I forgot to vote! Ah well theres always next month.

Oh and wahoo! 70,000 fans.

Imma go invite more!


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 16:59:30 Reply

At 2/8/11 11:32 AM, TomFulp wrote:: Top Five Games

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/56 0008

What.


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 17:11:35 Reply

what if i don't want to buy the potion


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 17:38:39 Reply

YES I FCUKN LOVE AWESOME CHAOTIX AND I SPENT HOURS ON RIDDLES OF THE RENAISSANCE

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 17:39:32 Reply

At 2/8/11 11:32 AM, TomFulp wrote: How Un-Fortunate for Dot Dot Dot. :(

oh fortuna has been public domain for years, since many people use royalty free music maybe they should have their movies stripped of monthly awards. Also, why not just give the award to proper rapters since the cccr symbol belongs to russia. I understand that there are the winds of change, but there are limits.


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 18:28:19 Reply

At 2/8/11 11:32 AM, TomFulp wrote: The votes are in and your best of January have been determined!

Congrats to all the winners

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 19:57:26 Reply

Finally I won best o the month again.
First time in TWO YEARS oh my god.

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 20:07:02 Reply

do I get stuff? or is that not a thing any more...

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 20:16:20 Reply

At 2/8/11 05:39 PM, turtleco wrote:
At 2/8/11 11:32 AM, TomFulp wrote: How Un-Fortunate for Dot Dot Dot. :(
oh fortuna has been public domain for years, since many people use royalty free music maybe they should have their movies stripped of monthly awards. Also, why not just give the award to proper rapters since the cccr symbol belongs to russia. I understand that there are the winds of change, but there are limits.

As much as I would like this to be true, I don't believe it is. This is what I found by looking it up online:

"The musical piece "O Fortuna", a movement in the Carmina Burana cantata was written by German composer Carl Orff. He died in 1982, so the piece will not fall into place until 2052, 70 years after his death."


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 20:29:58 Reply

At 2/8/11 05:39 PM, turtleco wrote:
At 2/8/11 11:32 AM, TomFulp wrote: How Un-Fortunate for Dot Dot Dot. :(
oh fortuna has been public domain for years, since many people use royalty free music maybe they should have their movies stripped of monthly awards. Also, why not just give the award to proper rapters since the cccr symbol belongs to russia. I understand that there are the winds of change, but there are limits.

Rhete's point about the music is true.

That said, the $250 Tom gives out is a generous bonus. It's up to him how or to who he gives it out.

I appreciate you getting my back, though, Turtle :)

If anything, it's a good lesson to start the year ... use original tunes.

YAR!

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-08 20:46:21 Reply

Top Five? Cool.


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 00:29:56 Reply

Congrats to all the winners.


int experience, posts;
while(experience/10 >= posts)
{posts++};

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 00:37:06 Reply

At 2/8/11 05:39 PM, turtleco wrote: oh fortuna has been public domain for years, since many people use royalty free music maybe they should have their movies stripped of monthly awards. Also, why not just give the award to proper rapters since the cccr symbol belongs to russia. I understand that there are the winds of change, but there are limits.

The composition is public domain but not the performance. What we really need is someone in the Audio Portal to make a good Oh Fortuna performance. :P


This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 01:20:09 Reply

At 2/9/11 12:37 AM, TomFulp wrote:
At 2/8/11 05:39 PM, turtleco wrote: oh fortuna has been public domain for years, since many people use royalty free music maybe they should have their movies stripped of monthly awards. Also, why not just give the award to proper rapters since the cccr symbol belongs to russia. I understand that there are the winds of change, but there are limits.
The composition is public domain but not the performance. What we really need is someone in the Audio Portal to make a good Oh Fortuna performance. :P

This makes me want to puke. Carmina Burana is still copyrighted. You folks should know better. That's why it hasn't been covered in the audio portal. Give me the Sousa march you want and I'll upload it, but keep your paws off Orff's famous composition.


I blame the drugs.

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 01:47:11 Reply

Oops, forgot to vote this month. Exactly what I would of picked! Russian Dancing Men is wicked! :P


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 02:47:40 Reply

At 2/8/11 11:32 AM, TomFulp wrote: The top-ranked movie to feature original characters and music is Russian Dancing Men, so it gets the $250 prize this month! How Un-Fortunate for Dot Dot Dot. :(

This new originality rule is ruthless, but very encouraging at the same time. At least RicePirate still begs bragging rights, he deserves top position anyway.


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 04:21:18 Reply

WOOH! 20th best game of the month!

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 04:34:32 Reply

Two questions:
1) Do you guys still send out those awesome NG 'Contribution to the Community' Certificates - and if so, who qualifies?
2) Do Games not have a chance to win in the Best of the Month voting?
Thanks,
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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 09:02:54 Reply

At 2/9/11 01:20 AM, WerewNC wrote:
At 2/9/11 12:37 AM, TomFulp wrote: The composition is public domain but not the performance. What we really need is someone in the Audio Portal to make a good Oh Fortuna performance. :P
This makes me want to puke. Carmina Burana is still copyrighted. You folks should know better. That's why it hasn't been covered in the audio portal. Give me the Sousa march you want and I'll upload it, but keep your paws off Orff's famous composition.

No it isn't. Copyright laws typically exist for between 50 and 70 years after the creation of something (depending on the country you're in) OR until the creator of it dies (again, this is dependant on the country you're in).

Since it was composed in the thirties (and unless this composition has received some sort of special extension), people are free to make their own recordings of that music and then they own the copyright on that particular recording. That was what he was getting at.

Tom is correct.

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 09:03:33 Reply

At 2/9/11 04:34 AM, Pikanjo wrote: -Richie

Oh Hai Richie. Hope you're keeping well.

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 09:56:42 Reply

What about redesing?


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 10:43:37 Reply

eys the 50 year copyright rule exists - however anyone can jump in and claim ownership of it after- liek michael jackson did with some songs by other artists.

However I don't know if this is the case here.

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 12:04:34 Reply

At 2/9/11 09:03 AM, liljim wrote:
At 2/9/11 04:34 AM, Pikanjo wrote: -Richie
Oh Hai Richie. Hope you're keeping well.

Hey. I've been keepin busy.
You got any insight to my above questions?
Scoff.
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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 12:24:35 Reply

At 2/9/11 09:02 AM, liljim wrote:
At 2/9/11 01:20 AM, WerewNC wrote:
At 2/9/11 12:37 AM, TomFulp wrote: The composition is public domain but not the performance. What we really need is someone in the Audio Portal to make a good Oh Fortuna performance. :P
This makes me want to puke. Carmina Burana is still copyrighted. You folks should know better. That's why it hasn't been covered in the audio portal. Give me the Sousa march you want and I'll upload it, but keep your paws off Orff's famous composition.
No it isn't. Copyright laws typically exist for between 50 and 70 years after the creation of something (depending on the country you're in) OR until the creator of it dies (again, this is dependant on the country you're in).

Since it was composed in the thirties (and unless this composition has received some sort of special extension), people are free to make their own recordings of that music and then they own the copyright on that particular recording. That was what he was getting at.

Tom is correct.

First off, sorry for writing like a total dick when I drink. I could have said that in a much nicer way.

A lot of music from that time period has fallen out of copyright because the copyright wasn't renewed, but Carmina Burana is still copyrighted by Schott Musik International .

In the US, for works published before 1978, copyrights can be renewed for up to 95 years after the publication date. That makes the earliest publications still copyrighted in the US date from 1916.


I blame the drugs.

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 12:47:20 Reply

At 2/9/11 12:24 PM, WerewNC wrote: First off, sorry for writing like a total dick when I drink. I could have said that in a much nicer way.

No need to worry about that. Things are made better when you qualify what you're saying, though. I didn't realise that Carmina Burana had been granted a copyright extension (apologies for that) as it's not common practice over here. The only one I can think of here is maybe the King James Bible (or something like that) which is hundreds of years old.

It's an interesting subject, though. I'm reasonably sure that in the UK the copyright expires after 50 years. There was a case Cliff Richard was trying to bring to the courts a few years ago to extend that to 70 years as he had been putting out his crap since he was 18 and was approaching his 70th birthday. Not sure what came of that case.

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At 2/9/11 12:04 PM, Pikanjo wrote: You got any insight to my above questions?

Nope, sorry.

I have been craving French Onion soup from that place we ate at down the road from the office, though.

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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 13:29:08 Reply

At 2/9/11 04:34 AM, Pikanjo wrote: Two questions:
2) Do Games not have a chance to win in the Best of the Month voting?

They can win but they wont win $250. Most games are sponsored nowadays or have some sort of ad serving tied in to them, so any game capable of making best of the month can easily make that $250 with all the ways out there to market a game. Whereas animations and movies are rarely sponsored and usually not ad served, so for the sake of remaining to be one of the few sites that caters to animators and sharing their original content, they get to enjoy that bonus.


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Response to Best of January 2011 2011-02-09 14:04:41 Reply

At 2/9/11 12:24 PM, WerewNC wrote:
At 2/9/11 09:02 AM, liljim wrote:
At 2/9/11 01:20 AM, WerewNC wrote:
At 2/9/11 12:37 AM, TomFulp wrote: The composition is public domain but not the performance. What we really need is someone in the Audio Portal to make a good Oh Fortuna performance. :P
This makes me want to puke. Carmina Burana is still copyrighted. You folks should know better. That's why it hasn't been covered in the audio portal. Give me the Sousa march you want and I'll upload it, but keep your paws off Orff's famous composition.
No it isn't. Copyright laws typically exist for between 50 and 70 years after the creation of something (depending on the country you're in) OR until the creator of it dies (again, this is dependant on the country you're in).

Since it was composed in the thirties (and unless this composition has received some sort of special extension), people are free to make their own recordings of that music and then they own the copyright on that particular recording. That was what he was getting at.

Tom is correct.
First off, sorry for writing like a total dick when I drink. I could have said that in a much nicer way.

A lot of music from that time period has fallen out of copyright because the copyright wasn't renewed, but Carmina Burana is still copyrighted by Schott Musik International .

In the US, for works published before 1978, copyrights can be renewed for up to 95 years after the publication date. That makes the earliest publications still copyrighted in the US date from 1916.

Sorry to repost this, but I remembered I was mistaken on the 1916 date, and I didn't want to misinform. They changed the rule from 75 years to 95 in 1998. In short, everything published before 1923 is public domain in the US.

Funny you should mention the King James Bible, liljim, as it is only copyrighted in the UK.


I blame the drugs.

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