BATTLESTAR SECONDLIFE and VIRTUALITIES FALSE SALE
February 8, 2011 Leave a comment
Having originated scifi online “transmedia” in 1995 with starbasec3.com, the response of universal is not surprising to the unlicensed commerce done using BSG with Sl for years. I had worked with scifi and genre traditional media IP owners for years before I created the model for online fan driven scifi mmos in 95 (what is now called modern online transmedia)., Their inability to see beyond the one -broadcast – one product -medium they “did” is why i created the mass mediaum – fan friendly license and property. Built on C3 – community, creativity, and commerce (that could be fair to all putting in many hrs of time needed for a universe to grow)
Nothing was “new” in universals agreement-letter- response- as too manya re reporting online via blogs. At best the news is raising of the need for those who “publish” and “sell” online to “understand” REAL IP law and issues, and realize you get the type of virtual world that you make… both good and bad.
One also must not reward piracy… but alas that is what most of these blogs and “epic win” type stories around the BSG issue are reporting… thats sad. People shouldnt cheapen their future just because they think you can get something for nothing (or free) today.. and that im afraid is STILL the MEME of VIRTUALITY being SOLD by many metapeddlers..
Ironincally, reversing that future was the ” story” of StarbaseC3-(well, story as many transmediates use it now;) way back before everyone was selling and talking about its licensing methods and distribution methods as “new”..;)
I read a blog that had Jeff Gomez state ” transmedia was a priveledge” yes, it can be a very powerful process/method … and lets hope that clearer minds can see that as we move it forward and make it “bankable” and we see much more of it in the real world around us. 😉
BTW- the Irony of the new BSG/Caprica Universe as recreated by R.Moore and folks dosnet get past me as the “IP” that finds itself forcing folks/fans to face the future theyre making for themselves… 🙂
\ best c3 .