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Hypothetical Business Proposition.

Discussion in 'Questions and Answers' started by TiP54, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. TiP54

    TiP54 Bad Reputation

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    This is nothing but an idea, really. A very raw idea at that. After catching myself watching a movie, that I wasn't really watching, rather just watching the actress, and not a single thing that was going on around her. It got me thinking...why not create a website where there would be cutups of movie stars, in their movies of just scenes that envolve them. First thing that comes to mind is creepy, of course. But seriously. There are hundreds of thousands of fans around the world of movie stars, wether it Scarlett Johanson, Tom Cruise, Brad, Angelina...whatever. Create cutups of their movies with just them. Charge a hypothetical amount of $ in order to support the site and put a bit in the pocket? No?
    The obvious hurdle here will be the copyright infragment. But there are thousands of websites where you can watch any movie you want, right there right now. My legal knowledge is basically non existent. Is this possible, even in a purely hypothetical way?
     
  2. Stringer Bell

    Stringer Bell Post Hard, Post Often Club Member

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    Possible. But you would have to make it worth while to the copyright owners, who must give you permission to use their material.
     
  3. TiP54

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    Is there a way of doing t without it? There are thousand of sites that have those very movies free to watch and or download that operate well.
     
  4. Tone_E

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    As soon as you profit from it, it becomes illegal unless you have the appropriate rights to the clips.
     
  5. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    You don't even have to profit from it for it to become illegal. I would recommend finding a different get rich scheme, personally.
     
  6. TiP54

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    Its not a get rich scheme at all (winning the lottery is, duh) it just something thout sounded good at 330am
    (Yes, I know it's 330 am as I type this) but theoretically, what happenes if a site such as that was set up.
     
  7. GridIronKing34

    GridIronKing34 Silently Judging You Club Member

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    Well first off, it will require a lot of server space along with hard drive space... not to mention time it will take splicing those videos together... especially if you're not very experienced. Exporting time... you'll have to store those videos somewhere for archive purposes... possibly codec issues...

    Getting the rights will be expensive too and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't get through to many production companies... if you do get in touch with them, good luck getting them to take you seriously...

    Sorry, man... I just don't think it's worth your effort.
     
  8. MarinePhinFan

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    Ummmmm.... I think that kind of a website already exists.
     
  9. GridIronKing34

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    If you say YouTube, then you're wrong.
     

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