Terry Hancock is an editor at QuestionCopyright.org, a prolific writer about free software and free culture, and a driving force behind Lunatics, the crowd-funded and freely-licensed science fiction web TV series — about which he brings us an update:
We had a successful Kickstarter back in December to fund pre-production for Lunatics (mainly the character design), and now we're running another much larger Kickstarter to fund the production of a pilot. This is probably the hardest step for the Lunatics Project: in order to get a sustainable cycle of support for a free-culture series (Lunatics will be released under the Creative Commons By-SA license), we first have to find people willing to risk a little on producing our very first episode. Fortunately, we've got a great team together already, and it's clear that the pilot will be really good -- but only we can get funded to pay the artists for the time they need to work on it.
Dressing as pirates in a public square in New York City, and singing popular, copyrighted songs while holding up signs reading: "This is illegal", "We are violating copyright law", "We could get sued for this".
Where and when they're doing it:
Lincoln Center Plaza in Manhattan, New York City Across the street from ASCAP Headquarters
Saturday, July 14th, 2012, 12:00pm. (Meeting up at Columbus Circle 59th Street for a briefing first, then walking to Lincoln Center at 12:30.)
Pirate Party NY is providing signs, lyric sheets, bottled water, and snacks.