I wonder if those are illegal copies. In fact I wonder if One Wheel No
Limit is even copyrighted. I couldn’t find any copyright notices on my
copy. Unfortunately I haven’t even been able to find my copy for about a
year. Must have lent it to someone.
INAL, but I thought that I remembered something from school which suggested that copyright is assumed on all creative work unless explicitly given away. Now, if the work in question is posted on the internet without copyright notice of any kind, I don’t know if that constitutes putting it in the public domain or not.
Well, the artist who does “Calvin and Hobbes” failed to copyright his cartoon. All those “Calvin” stickers pissing on Ford, or Chevy, or Broncos, or everything else you see on cars, and t-shirts… plus all the kids with lunchboxes and backpacks and such… Those are just made from opportusists
The artist isn’t getting a single penny. He never planned to give it all away but because he didn’t copywrite, it’s a free for all. Kinda sad.
I noticed that the listing on eBay for the DVD said something like ‘plays in most players’. This is a dead giveaway that it is not a mass produced DVD but instead a one-up computer generated copy.
eBay has a policy against copies of DVDs or CDs so the lister never says copy, but I have seen several items (TV shows, etc.) that I know are not available on DVD yet they are listed on eBay. Someone could of course edit in chapters, etc., but buying it would still be denying the filmmakers any money from the enterprise. No money = no more unicycle films.
As far as I know, Into the Thunder Dragon is the ONLY unicycling DVD available (plus a little on New World Disorder II). Perhaps the copyright owners could release a DVD of the material currently only available on VHS. I would love to see it but I just don’t buy VHS any more so I am denied the pleasure.
I emailed him but no response yet, has anyone in the UK got a copy? I guess if he doesn’t charge for it he wouldn’t mind the folk in the UK making copies for distribution over here perhaps??? I will wait & see what he says.