Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Nice’

Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Universal Music Takes Down Fun Mashup Of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ And 1989 Aerobics Video

November 8th, 2014 Comments off

Last year, when Daft Punk released it’s super popular single “Get Lucky” the first time I actually heard it was when someone I know linked to a fantastic video of the song put over a danceline from Soul Train. It’s pretty amazing how well it works. You can see it here.

That video has about 4.5 million views. Not bad.

As you may have heard, Taylor Swift recently came out with a new album, “1989,” and she’s at war with Spotify over it and making some statements about streaming royalties and such (which we’ve mostly been avoiding covering because this fight has gone on long enough already and it’s silly and mostly misleading).

However, in the last day or so, someone tried to do the equivalent of the Soul Train/Get Lucky video above with Swift’s song “Shake it Off.” They matched the song to an aerobics competition video from (amusingly) 1989 — and it worked quite well. It got lots of attention with the Huffington Post and Slate and others writing about it. So, I went to check out the video and got this instead:

Yup. Thanks, Universal Music and copyright for taking down something that was getting this song more attention. Of course, multiple other copies appear to have shown up in response (not all identical, but all using versions of the same footage). Those are all up as I post this, but I imagine they’re likely to disappear soon too.

It makes you wonder what’s the point here? Yes, legally, Universal/Taylor Swift may have the legal right to pull the video down (though, some could make a reasonable fair use argument), but it seems pretty futile. Here are people having fun with her music, doing something of their own free will to get it more attention (I hadn’t heard the song at all before this), and then it gets pulled down, because copyright.

In many ways, this is the antithesis of how music worked for ages. Music was always about people sharing and building on the works of others. Someone would create a song, and others would take it, resing it, adapt it, change it, mix it up with other things. That’s how culture works. But not so much in an era with strict copyright laws and automated takedown systems. What a shame.

Permalink | Comments | Email This Story








Techdirt.

Slidely Show lets you combine media to make nice video slideshows

October 1st, 2014 Comments off

Among slideshow creation apps for iOS, Slidely Show is a good one, allowing you to make a slideshow movie presentation without making almost any adjustments. It’s completely automatic, allowing you only to choose the music, and then you can watch the…
TUAW: Apple news, reviews and how-tos since 2004 RSS Feed

Quality Lewidker Case Cover With Rockstar Games Nice Appearance Compatible With Iphone 4/4s

September 13th, 2014 Comments off

Quality Lewidker Case Cover With Rockstar Games Nice Appearance Compatible With Iphone 4/4s

  • Precise cutouts and molding allow full access to all ports, buttons, cameras etc.
  • Rockstar games logo snap-on hard case cover for iphone 4/4s
  • Perfect fit, smart and intelligent design allow you to plug the charger, and access all iphone 4/4s features without removing the case.
  • Quality Lewidker case cover with rockstar games nice appearance compatible with iphone 4/4s
  • Clear screen protector to protect your mobile phone display from scratches.
this case is a perfect afford able and beautiful gift and accessory to protect your phone. it allows easy access to all buttons, controls and ports. maintains a slim profile, covering the back, sides and corners of the phone. the comfortable hand touch makes it possible to install anywhere as you like,such as pockets,bags,etc.

Price:

More Rockstar Games Products

Kim Kardashian Had a Nice Lady Hold Her Train

July 9th, 2014 Comments off


Mere hours after enjoying an afternoon of churros and custard on the Jersey Shore, Kim Kardashian touched down in Paris this morning just in time to unleash her customary fashion-week cleavage on crowds at the Valentino couture show. Arriving in the midst of a light drizzle, Kim was accompanied by … More »







The Cut

Categories: Uncategorized Tags: , , , ,

Nice Addicting Games photos

June 27th, 2014 Comments off

Some cool addicting games images:

Coke addict
addicting games

Image by Phil Romans

mw3
addicting games

Image by michael pollak
done with the singleplayer mode in 4 hours. awesome game.

Categories: Addicting Games Tags: , , ,

Nice Word Games photos

June 26th, 2014 Comments off

Check out these word games images:

Scrabble
word games

Image by Kables

Word Puzzle 2
word games

Image by jamesplankton
And another.

Categories: Word Games Tags: , , ,

Nice Games For Kids photos

June 25th, 2014 Comments off

A few nice games for kids images I found:

The Secret Handshake
games for kids

Image by Brett Arthur Donar (brettjessica.com)
Raleigh, NC

Large On Black

Explored: Mar. 30th 2009

Luis and I had some real awesome ideas for the shoot and the first was scratched because of rain and the other was because the place we had didn’t come through for us. Since we didn’t have many other options on a Saturday night in Raleigh, NC, we just set up shop in the back of venue and had fun. He is easily one of the nicest people I have worked with so far. This guy has a lot of heart and it shows on his new album, which will be out April 21st.

We were real lucky to have his tour manager with us to keep kids from finding ways back there and bothering us. He was awesome. Some kids are just too funny and I wish I had recorded some video of them.

My lights are still on medical leave, so I had to make do with the good ole speedlites, once again…

Leave your thoughts!!

Strobist: AB-800 through shoot thru umbrella, SB-800 behind to left bare, SB-600 behind to right bare.

5d w/ 17-40 f/4L

www.brettarthurphoto.com

blog.brettarthurphoto.com

Follow me on TWITTER

The Natives Play Soccer
games for kids

Image by marc.cappelletti
Embera children in the village of Embera Drua

Like this photo? Many are available for purchase at my ETSY Store. If they’re not up there, shoot me a message.

Categories: Games For Kids Tags: , , ,

Nice Hot Games photos

June 25th, 2014 Comments off

Some cool hot games images:

tiny hitchhikers …
hot games

Image by Vicki’s Nature
It’s been a rough week but I finally made it to Gibbs Gardens yesterday. And it was HOT. I suddenly felt something land on my hand and almost swatted it. Instead, I looked and was thrilled to see these two teensy butterflies dancing on my hand. It’s not the first time I’ve had butterflies & other bugs land on my diamond. They also took an interest in my watch. The S5 was slung over my shoulder on the same side so it was quite a contortion to get it up and in super macro mode to get some shots. If you’ve never seen our tiniest butterfly, this will give you an idea of just how teensy they are. I know they liked the sparkly jewelry, and the sweat no doubt, but I think it was God’s way of telling me that everything will be alright.

Eastern tailed-blue’s
Japanese gardens @ Gibbs Gardens
Georgia

Winner, Thumbs Up, Two of a kind, 6-12
Winner, Big Momma award, The Mother of All Challenge Groups, The Senses, 8-12
Winner, Storybook, Small, 10-12
Winner, Challenge Factory, Two of a kind, 11-12
Winner, 15 challenges, Something of great value (the diamond or the b’flies ;-) ), 1-13
Winner (Sweep), Game, Sparkling, 2-13
Winner, Two Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up, 12-13
Winner, Thumbs Up, Thumb wrestling match, 2-14
Winner, Pre-game, Small, 3-14

Categories: Hot Games Tags: , ,

Nice Chess Game photos

June 23rd, 2014 Comments off

Some cool chess game images:

Chess
chess game

Image by romainguy
We played some chess while waiting for our room to be ready when we got at our hotel in Hangzhou.

Chess
chess game

Image by Nimmue Monterd
¿Would you like to Play?

Foto tomada en los Sapos, Puebla. Venden antiguedades.

Me gustaron mucho las sombras, sale oscura por que obvio no había mucha luz, pero si le hacpia un flashazo perdería la originalidad de sus sombras.

Categories: Chess Game Tags: , , ,

Nice Game Design photos

June 22nd, 2014 Comments off

Check out these game design images:

蔡雅莉 TSOI Nga Li, Ellie: Unconscious Blindness: Look 5 / PolyU Fashion Show 2013 / SML.20130626.6D.17196
game design

Image by See-ming Lee 李思明 SML
# 蔡雅莉 TSOI Nga Li, Ellie (Ellie Tsoi, Nga-Li Tsoi)
Unconscious Blindness
tnlellie@gmail.com
+852 9583 3949

# Media Licensing
Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

蔡雅莉 TSOI Nga Li, Ellie: Unconscious Blindness: Look 5 / PolyU Fashion Show 2013 / SML.20130626.6D.17196
/ #PolyUFashionShow2013 #Photojournalism #CreativeCommons #CCBY #SMLPhotography #SMLUniverse #Crazyisgood #SMLMen
/ #中國 #中国 #China #香港 #HongKong #攝影 #摄影 #photography #理工大學 #PolyU #fashion #design #people #蔡雅莉 #TsoiNgaLi #UnconsciousBlindness #models #men #mens #models #WTF

CSUN BBQ 467
game design

Image by Parker Knight

Culintro: Design & Eating at Public Works
game design

Image by bittermelon

Categories: Game Design Tags: , , ,