Harv, is that you?Originally posted by Don Danini:
Hello.I am verry angry on one idiot on yourtube.He revealed Fantasio vanishing and appearing cane.Here is a link to the idiot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlaScigpxY4 He revieled not only this great magic effect but some other magic props.Can he revieled all that stuff.I have magic act with canes and candles and is one of my favorites.Why the helll thas he revieled it!If I was in the USA i lill find him and beat him to death.He is like the Mask Idiot only more ugly.He revealed and othermagic props.Well ,I dont use the Crystal silk cilinder but thats not the point.THIS IS CLASSIC!If someone wants to wearn triks to go to magic shops or magic sites.My question to you is -Can that men be stopt? :mad:
Wow. You may want to consider switching to decaf.Originally posted by Don Danini:
If I was in the USA i lill find him and beat him to death.
Nicely done.Originally posted by David Alexander:
Dear Dave Castle,
I want to book you for a party. We're having it in Sofia, Bulgaria, so I'll pay for your ticket and your fee. Please leave your mother at home. My driver, Don Danini will pick you up at the airport.
He loves magic. Be sure to demonstrate Fantasio's Vanishing Cane for him before you get in his car.
I'll have your check waiting at the party if...I mean when you get there.
David Alexander :whack:
Tim Ellis wrote:We've finally got a reply from Dave J Castle after an article I wrote about him on our blog Blog Article
Here is what Dave J Castle has to say about his exposure of magic:
Dear Ellis & Webster,
It is very interesting that you are making allegations that my company is engaging in theft and wrong doing when both of you have directly violated copyright law by utilizing my original "magic performance" pictures from one of my commercial websites without permission. As for the complaints that site is a bad site, I do not share your viewpoint. The website helps thousands of people all over the world learn the art of magic who may have not had the opportunity otherwise. Also, it gives individuals a place to chat with each other and build friendships.
Furthermore, the website primarily just organizes magic videos (tutorials and performance) videos that are already hosted somewhere else such as youtube, metacafe, etc. If you have a serious concern about the distribution of magic videos that reveal magic you should probably contact the actual distributors, however, since teaching magic is not illegal, I am not sure that your time and effort will yield the results you would like. The world is becoming more digital everyday and there are going to be major changes in the way things happen in our world. I have tried encouraging magicians to adapt to this new wave but many want to live in the past and not change. One example that would help magicians would be to create products that Require the person to buy a gimmick this way even if the idea is out of the bag people will still have to buy something from them. I think it is very interesting the magicians think they can invent a trick and the idea will not get shared all over the world for free, they must be living in a fantasy world, whether this is right or wrong it is occuring not just in the magic niche but in many industries and the smart people will adapt to the new paradigm. Also, it is interesting that people come after me because I teach magic when several major entertainers, for example Penn and Teller reveal magic all the time and generally on TV with millions of people watching but yet many people in the magic community still respect them.
I have also seen other major names in the magic community doing tutorial videos for all to see and it seems to becoming more common.
I hope that this post has given you some information to think about and that you will begin to understand other people's viewpoint on this issue.
Dave J. Castle
naquada wrote:thinking about it.. he runs google adsense on his site...
under the terms of google adsense you may not use adsense on sites that (amongst other requirements) feature :
"Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others"
I would suggest everyone that doesnt like his video's go to
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/ ... h=Continue
and fill in the form, siting the url as learnmagictricks (dot) org
and 'This site is distributing someone else's copyrighted material, possibly without permission.'
under Violation details say that he is exposing and explaining copyrighted material that is available for purchase that he does not have the copyright or permission of the author, publisher, designer, inventor or seller to do so. He also clearly states that what he is about to explain is a purchasable effect, and 'will save you having to buy it'
if google investigate and fine it breaches the terms and conditions, then his adsense will be closed and he'll be banned from taking part in it again, his current revenue amount will be frozen, and any uncashed google cheques will be canceled.
Bob Cunningham wrote:Although I think anyone who exposes magic is a jackass and should be metaphorically horsewhipped, exposure of the mechanics of a piece of magic apparatus is not a violation of copyright (at least as I understand copyright).
Copyright law protects how information is expressed - copyright does not protect the information itself. In the words of the U.S. Copyright office, "Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed."
See this site for more information: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-g ... ml#protect