Not signed in (Sign In)
  1.  (10882.401)
    Need to know what language this is?

    Fánar Burtur Brandaljód

    Because none of the translation sites are helping me at all :-( Band in question are from the Faeroe islands, album recorded in Denmark, there's a Finnish connection, and I don't want to be a doofus and plump for the wrong language! (and yes, the tracks on the album not in english are driving me round the twist with curiousity as to what the lyrics mean!!)
    • CommentTimeSep 17th 2013
    Well, definitely not Finnish, but at a glance I guess Faroese might be a possibility... I'll dig a little deeper.
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2013 edited
    This might help - a site with (lots of) Týr lyrics, including translations of some of the ones in yr mystery language. (Fánar Burtur Brandaljóð itself for instance).

    Since Google Translate attempts to decode the mystery language as Icelandic (but produces cobblers) and Faroese is supposed to resemble Icelandic but not be mutually intelligible, I think taphead's suggestion is a good one. Some of WC's Icelandic contingent might have some input, tho.
    • CommentTimeSep 19th 2013
    Yep. Faroese. (Or, at least, not norse, and of the norse-derived languages, I can't think of any others which resembles norse/icelandic, makes use of both the letters æ and ø, and the letters ð, á and ó, but not å)
  2.  (10882.405)
    It'd be funny if they'd written it in Norn.
  3.  (10882.406)
    Don't joke about Norn... not with this band.

    Thanks for the info and links. after all this my editor trimmed all mentions of faroese just so none of us made tits of ourselves. I was happy with the review and more so when it got tweeted about by the bands PR and (and a subsequent lots of RT's although not more followers, mutter), um, I've been asked if I'd like to do an interview with them (um yes! but argh!fear! ok, by email, phew) and then if I'm related to the odd press child from greenbelt in 90... um, I think I *was* the odd press child at greenbelt in 90 but it depends who is asking... (oh heck, surname strikes again!).

    I'm rambling. Mainly because I am doing all the (fear) about the performance thing again at the moment. I need to get back out gigging and stuff but social argh is kicking in (I hate going on my own to do stuff, but no one I trust wants to come which means I suck, well yes of course I do I don't get enough practise! or that my so-called friends don't deserve the title... argh!) and I'm struggling again with none of this being paid and the knowledge that I'm not likely to get paid any time soon unless I do. more. practise.

    OK... maybe this is in danger of turning into a self pitying rant. time to bog off!
  4.  (10882.407)

    Hello. I've helped kick up some brouhaha up here about copyright law, and I'm taking part in an official event of sorts where I'm going to speak about the subject. For this, I'd need a bit of an international perspective. I'm interested in the copyright law in different countries as it pertains to private copying. I'd be very grateful if you could help me on this: in your legislation, how is private non-commercial copying handled? I'm especially interested in the source of those copies: in the most of the legislations you are allowed to take copies of your own CDs, record TV-shows and radio, but how about an "illegal source", ie. a torrent that's being distributed without the consent of the rights holder, or a file someone just put up online for people to download. Is there a requirement that private copying must happen from a "legal source", ie. one set up by the rightsholder?
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2013

    I'm in the process of designing an independent study in copyright law, specifically for libraries and museums and other cultural institutions. I'm trying to focus on Canada and the US, and types of fair use, but maybe I can help. I'm still early in my own learning, but the difference between "accessing" media (like the 'rental' on Spotify or other streaming services) and "possessing" media (like buying a physical record) is defined pretty ambiguously. Often the mp3s you "buy" off iTunes are a rental, not a possession -- that's why the prices are low. You'll have to pore over contracts, I'm afraid.

    The whole conceptual basis of copyright is that the creator gets to determine how things are distributed and who has access. Just because it's now standard to say "I made a thing, and for a price you can have a copy" doesn't mean that that's a given. That's why you can resell records legally but not mp3s. Once you own a thing you should be able to make private preservation copies (which is a consequence of bad physical media, not necessarily a conceptual right) and broadcast stuff privately, in your house, for your friends (again more of a logistics thing, since it's impossible to put "Your ears only!" in the contract).

    As to getting illegal access to things, that's where the rights stop. If you pirate, you waive your rights. If you copy a song from a Youtube upload, and then that upload gets a takedown notice for infringement, you participated in the piracy process. Youtube and other user-broadcasting situations are in a big grey area, right now, but legally speaking if you participate in duplication without checking that you have an express right to do so, it's on your head.

    THAT SAID! I've just come across an amazing thing in Canadian law: the definition of "fair use" insofar as educational use of materials just got broadened to hell. In this definition, a "student" is anyone who has a "personal interest" in consuming media. Thus, if your personal interest is watching cartoons, you are a student of cartoons. And teachers are broadly defined as "sources of expertise" who often distribute materials for learning purposes. Thus, if you get cartoons off The Pirate Bay, TPB is a teacher. FAIR USE!
    (Gonna try to follow that one up with actual sources later, but this definition-broadening only happened last year, so I'm sure there haven't been many situations brought up like this. But the possibilities of the student who downloads cartoons becoming the teacher who shares cartoons with other "students" who like cartoons .... It's educational use, all the way down.)
    • CommentTimeSep 28th 2013
    Hi Vorn,

    For the Netherlands: yes, you can. It isn't required to be a legal source.

    Redistributing (uploading and making available to third parties) media without approval from rights holders however is still illegal.

    Last year BREIN (brain- a copyright watchdog ) got a court order so ISPs had to block the pirate bay. ISPs are still fighting this decision in court. And everyone skips around the block anyway.

    Some more about that (NL)

    You can make private use copy(ies) of any media, the small copy fee is added in with the price of the empty cd/DVD/blue ray disks and hard drives that are sold.

    We don't have a fair use policy. We do have a quote/ critique clause for citing an image or work provided the media contains a critique of the images/text used.

    Using a picture or a quote in a personal blog and giving one line of critique about how pretty it is while the actual piece is about something else and the image it's being used as eyecandy doesn't float. This is where a lot of confusion/suits stem from.

    Some other sources about digital copyrights and privacy bitsoffreedom, iusmentis (nl/en) you could contact the people maintaining the websites for more info :)

    • CommentAuthorFlxzr
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2013
    I'm a bit late to the party here, but in the UK you're not allowed to copy anything without express permission. As far as I'm aware there's never been any attempt to stop people making backup copies so everyone does it, but it is technically illegal.
  5.  (10882.411)
    Annoyingly so here, what Fixzr says... there was a proposal (from the recording industry!!) in 2006 to make personal copies without distribution legal, but the govt. of the time talked it out in committee :-( One the rare members interest bills to make it through to the committee stage as well...

    Within educational institutions there is an allowance to make copies where the document resulting would be less that 1/20th of the complete item, and they can also buy reproduction licenses for copying from some publishing houses (usually educational, although I'm aware of occasions when a consumer-focussed publisher has also made these available, usually for texts used within classroom settings though. This is less of an issue now with the use of digital whiteboards and the like and widespread availability of e-books.
  6.  (10882.412)

    Ok whitechaple it's been awhile MAJOR life upheaval stuff here- I'm looking into Forensic Dental Technician, Pros and Cons: I would have to study non stop for 5 months straight while we are saving for a house (all study no worky) we would be broke. I would study and make the same as I do at current. I would work with dead people's teeth so they don't complain, I would be working primarily on my own (save for the dead dudes), would have an awesome job I couldn't legally talk about, would be working for the government. Working with a bunch of military people and one anal retentive dentist. I'm the one who would do most of the dirty work to identify remains through dental records of those in the armed forces or any major catastrophic event. And lastly this is a very specific skill set and not an easy job to find. Would all this be worth it.....

    The hubby (yerp i have a hubby again long story worth it ect....) has offered to take care of things while i buckle down and do this. I am honestly unsure of what is giving me the pause, money- don't know maybe... worry of him taking care of things while I do this (i can still sell hats...) Worry of not finding anything when all is said and done. *sigh*

    @littlepurple goth well Fanar is icelandic but Burtur is faroese... Is it perhaps an Icelandic dialect?
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2013
    @bunny - I don't know if it makes fiscal sense, but that sounds like a bitchin' gig to gather background for a novel.

    Priorities, priorities...
  7.  (10882.414)

    Motherfuck, DOOO EEET. That's bound to be extremely interesting, and hey, it's not a skillset that's easy to find. Not the most pleasant work in the world, maybe, but well - bound to be interesting.
    • CommentTimeOct 4th 2013

    Fuck yes, if you get this opportunity do it! :)
  8.  (10882.416)

    When I look at it, and weigh the potential positive versus the potential negative, there is no contest between the two choices. From the information given, it seems that pursuing this career is worth the risk. (and awesome)
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2013

    Hey Janos, I spent some quality time with the Canadian Copyright Act last night and copy-pastad some of the pertinent stuff for you on the topic of private copying.

    for private

    29.22 (1) It is not an infringement of copyright
    for an individual to reproduce a work or
    other subject-matter or any substantial part of a
    work or other subject-matter if
    (a) the copy of the work or other subjectmatter
    from which the reproduction is made
    is not an infringing copy;
    (b) the individual legally obtained the copy
    of the work or other subject-matter from
    which the reproduction is made, other than
    by borrowing it or renting it, and owns or is
    authorized to use the medium or device on
    which it is reproduced;
    (c) the individual, in order to make the reproduction,
    did not circumvent, as defined in
    section 41, a technological protection measure,
    as defined in that section, or cause one
    to be circumvented;
    (d) the individual does not give the reproduction
    away; and
    (e) the reproduction is used only for the individual’s
    private purposes.

    Meaning of
    “medium or
    (2) For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), a
    “medium or device” includes digital memory in
    which a work or subject-matter may be stored
    for the purpose of allowing the telecommunication
    of the work or other subject-matter through
    the Internet or other digital network.

    Backup copies
    (1) It is not an infringement of copyright
    in a work or other subject-matter for a
    person who owns — or has a licence to use —
    a copy of the work or subject-matter (in this
    section referred to as the “source copy”) to reproduce
    the source copy if
    (a) the person does so solely for backup purposes
    in case the source copy is lost, damaged
    or otherwise rendered unusable;
    (b) the source copy is not an infringing
    (c) the person, in order to make the reproduction,
    did not circumvent, as defined in
    section 41, a technological protection measure,
    as defined in that section, or cause one
    to be circumvented; and
    (d) the person does not give any of the reproductions

    (2) If the source copy is lost, damaged or
    otherwise rendered unusable, one of the reproductions
    made under subsection (1) becomes
    the source copy.

    (3) The person shall immediately destroy all
    reproductions made under subsection (1) after
    the person ceases to own, or to have a licence
    to use, the source copy.
  9.  (10882.418)
    Hello fellow Whitechapelers,

    One of my friends took this photo of some graffitti with a really familiar looking face in a bandanna, I'm almost certain it's from a classic horror comic. Please could any keen eyed comic afficionados take a look at the picture and put me out of my misery regarding it's origins?

  10.  (10882.419)

    The Toxic Avenger?
  11.  (10882.420)
    Yeah, it's the Toxic Avenger from Troma Pictures.