Reminder: Create A PSA About The Impact Of Technology On Creativity And You Can Win $1,000

from the step-on-up dept

As you may remember, NBC Universal via New York City, is running a contest trying to get NYC school children to create anti-piracy public service announcement (PSA) propaganda videos. In exchange for that, they're giving the "winner" $500... but also taking their copyright. We think it's a bit ironic that a contest where you're forced to only talk about how great copyright is also forces you to give up your copyright.

Anyway, thanks to some generous Techdirt readers (and a matching grant from us directly), we're offering our own contest and the deadline is rapidly approaching. You've basically got a week left. We're looking for the PSAs to be about the impact of technology on creativity. We're not giving you talking points, or even a specific view you have to take. Unlike NBC Universal and New York City, we trust you to make your own arguments, not regurgitate what you've been handed. We're also offering twice the amount of money they are... and we don't force you to give up your copyright. So, step on up. Details of how to enter can be found here.
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 20 Oct 2011 @ 6:49pm

    Re: Good one Mike

    This will be a perfect lesson for you Mike, you will find, (as you allready know).

    That people will be MORE THAN HAPPY to hand over copyright for their works, and to take the effort to make that works FOR MONEY

    It is a perfect demonstration, (thanks MIKE) of how well the copyright system works, if people did not want to give up the copyright of their work, they would not enter.

    But you are demonstrating HOW WELL THE SYSTEM WORKS.


    Yes, that right FOR MONEY people will take the effort and create a work, and they wont even mind selling the copyright for that work, (for the money).

    THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU Mike..... for creating a REAL WORLD demonstration of how the SYSTEM WORKS.

    (for all the interested parties)


    Hard to believe that this post got flagged. I guess I understand that you folks are growing tired of having to eat all of the shit sandwiches that reality keeps serving up. But blocking comments like this is pretty weak, particularly from Techdirtbag Nation who opposes provisions in law that block infringing content. Ironic you douches have no qualms about disappearing comments that you simply disagree with. H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y thy name is Techdirt.

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