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by Sue Anne Webster
May 12th, 2008, 8:27 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Finnish Magic Circle is Unhappy with FISM
Replies: 21
Views: 3486

Re: The Finnish Magic Circle is Unhappy with FISM

Just reading an email from Eric Eswin, FISM are working "to try and find a better balance between competitors and FISMs interests." He explains that the FISM special is usually presold for broadcast, but the networks expect that the special will include the acts of the winners. If the winn...
by Sue Anne Webster
May 12th, 2008, 8:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Finnish Magic Circle is Unhappy with FISM
Replies: 21
Views: 3486

Re: The Finnish Magic Circle is Unhappy with FISM

In the past, FISM has sold TV rights to NHK TV and other organisations. Often the specials would feature clips of contestants acts, especially those that set fire to the stage or dropped doves on the floor. I'm not 100% sure but I do remember getting a small fee in the post from NHK TV when a clip o...
by Sue Anne Webster
May 11th, 2008, 8:09 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Finnish Magic Circle is Unhappy with FISM
Replies: 21
Views: 3486

Re: The Finnish Magic Circle is Unhappy with FISM

John, I can see how you could form that opinion from the article: ------------------------------------- "Eric Eswin, magician and president of FISM, the International Federation of Magic Societies which organises the championships, is less concerned. "Sometimes we are too secretive about t...
by Sue Anne Webster
May 9th, 2008, 11:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rudy Coby is back
Replies: 78
Views: 14493

Re: Rudy Coby is back

Hey Rudy! What a blast from the past!

Greetings from downunder!
by Sue Anne Webster
May 9th, 2008, 11:04 am
Forum: Link Watch
Topic: The Australian Institute of Magic - now online
Replies: 0
Views: 570

The Australian Institute of Magic - now online

The Australian Institute of Magic is a brand new association in Australia. We are announcing the launch of the AIM website this weekend. Please take a look at: www.AustralianInstituteofMagic.org Members of the former 'Magic Unlimited Group Sessions' - MUGS for short - decided to become an associatio...
by Sue Anne Webster
May 2nd, 2008, 9:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Anyone Else Going to the World Magic Seminar?
Replies: 20
Views: 3836

Re: Anyone Else Going to the World Magic Seminar?

"Arian Black set her hair on fire."


??????
by Sue Anne Webster
April 23rd, 2008, 8:52 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

Could you three please create your own thread if you don't want to discuss the closure of an exposure website by James Clark.
by Sue Anne Webster
April 23rd, 2008, 7:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

Back to piracy for a minute... On the site that James Clark hit, once the downloads were removed the members initially accepted it and thought it was a good thing as "all the leeches would leave the site". A day or two later they were missing watching magic videos for free and they tried t...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 22nd, 2008, 9:51 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wow - he kept THAT quiet.
Replies: 25
Views: 4449

Re: Wow - he kept THAT quiet.

Bob is Canadian??!!
by Sue Anne Webster
April 22nd, 2008, 5:50 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Wow - he kept THAT quiet.
Replies: 25
Views: 4449

Re: Wow - he kept THAT quiet.

I'd just like to announce... I'm straight and proud of it and if anyone can help me organise a press release about it I'd really appreciate it.
by Sue Anne Webster
April 21st, 2008, 6:59 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

I think James Clark has made a great step forward in the fight against illegal downloading of magic DVDs and proven that actions speak louder than words.
by Sue Anne Webster
April 19th, 2008, 2:53 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

I agree Chris, it may not be the "best" solution, but it's the best so far. To be honest, the whole situation has really made me rethink releasing anything in the near future, DVDs or tricks. We spent over 3 months and $10,000 producing our 3 DVDs and it took about a year to break even. Th...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 18th, 2008, 8:14 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

That's a very practical idea Dave.

We need more solutions like this.
by Sue Anne Webster
April 18th, 2008, 11:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel's New Show - Believe
Replies: 14
Views: 2680

Re: Criss Angel's New Show - Believe

I see what you mean Jim...

also, looking at your post, if you focus on the word

announcing

it almost looks as if there's a "9" in the middle of it...


NUMBER NINE

NUMBER NINE

NUMBER NINE...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 18th, 2008, 11:08 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

One theory put forward is to reduce the price of magic DVDs so "it's so cheap, why steal it?" On the forum of this site James Clark stopped from sharing downloads, one member created a thread asking "Why do you download videos?" Here are some of the replies: * - "I will be h...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 17th, 2008, 9:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

They also sued a dead woman for doing the same thing. I wonder if her friends stopped downloading music too? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/02/05/riaa_sues_the_dead/ And a 12 year old little girl who thought she was doing no crime as had paid 30 dollars a month to a site http://www.theregister.c...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 17th, 2008, 8:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

However, if you publicised it around town, in local tv and radio saying you prosecute EVERY SINGLE robber would you actually halt all theft? Or would you send them to the other store over the road where they are more likely to get away with it? Possibly the most inane, illogical argument in this th...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 17th, 2008, 8:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

Mr Goat, I didn't close it, nor did I claim I closed it. Please get your facts right. A 13 year old stumbling upon my site who doesn't already know he can steal magic from a website? Is there such a creature? I doubt it. What a 13 year old will read from my website is that MAGICIANS DO NOT APPROVE o...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 17th, 2008, 8:10 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

Bragging about how wonderful you are for doing this on a magic forum or blog is actually helping the pirates. How am I helping them by posting this topic? I didn't identify the site, all I said was that one has been forced to shut down thanks to legal threats. As one who claims to be against this s...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 17th, 2008, 7:38 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

By the way, the case you referred to in your link (The Pirate Bay) did result in more users for the web sharing site. But it did also result in more legal action against the site and it's owners. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.143146">http://www.idg.se/2.1085/1.143146...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 17th, 2008, 7:23 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

You seem very sure of yourself Mr Goat. Somehow you KNOW that, if the MPAA and RIAA took no action at all, there would be less file sharing. There is also a boom in sites like iTunes selling files legally online. If you told me "Hey a site where they illegally share Magic Videos was shut down b...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 17th, 2008, 12:13 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

Re: One exposure site feels the pain...

The key to this is to threaten to take them to court. They are mainly kids and have no resources to fight in court, whether they win or lose it will STILL cost them legal fees. As for Mr Goat saying "Why fight battles you cannot win"... thanks for letting us know what an easy target you mu...
by Sue Anne Webster
April 16th, 2008, 4:16 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: One exposure site feels the pain...
Replies: 103
Views: 38854

One exposure site feels the pain...

Looks like there is a way to shut down these magic exposure sites after all.

Take a look
by Sue Anne Webster
April 16th, 2008, 4:07 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Commentary on the Andre Kohl Show
Replies: 29
Views: 6712

Re: Commentary on the Andre Kohl Show

Penn & Teller already proselytize in their shows. ;)
by Sue Anne Webster
March 23rd, 2008, 12:45 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trailer for the Houdini Film "Death Defying Acts"
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Trailer for the Houdini Film "Death Defying Ac

Dave, go see it then. The 118 votes which give the film a total score of 6.6 breakdown like this: 55 people gave it 10 out of 10 4 gave it 9 8 gave it 8 12 gave it 7 10 gave it 6 12 gave it 5 3 gave it 4 5 gave it 3 2 gave it 2 7 gave it 1 If it was my film I'd get all my friends to rate it 10 out o...
by Sue Anne Webster
March 22nd, 2008, 6:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Trailer for the Houdini Film "Death Defying Acts"
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Re: Trailer for the Houdini Film "Death Defying Ac

On Imdb it gets a 10/10, two 5/10 and a 3/10. Only the first review is "positive". I saw the film last week and I haven't been as angry at a movie since 'Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow'. Just like 'Sky Captain', DDA had everything going for it but completely wasted so many opportuni...
by Sue Anne Webster
March 22nd, 2008, 7:48 am
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Getting Into Special Venues
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Getting Into Special Venues

Or $394 for both!
by Sue Anne Webster
March 22nd, 2008, 7:26 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Rocking the Magic World
Replies: 25
Views: 3857

Re: Rocking the Magic World

I was FASCINATED to read your EXCITING AND DYNAMIC website. Did it take me long? 20 minutes? 15 minutes? Absolutely not. No. Nada. No way. I was able to breeze through the ENTIRE SITE in LESS THAN SIXTY SECONDS!!! You read that right LESS THAN ONE MINUTE The time it takes to scan and delete a single...
by Sue Anne Webster
March 18th, 2008, 5:46 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worst performance ever - video on the net
Replies: 19
Views: 4234

Re: Worst performance ever - video on the net

I think her facial expressions and handling of the tip in the vanish tells you everything you need to know about the public's perception. They find her mugging very funny because they recognise it from magicians they've seen vanish a silk in exactly the same way. Well.. not EXACTLY.. but you get wha...
by Sue Anne Webster
March 17th, 2008, 2:41 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Worst performance ever - video on the net
Replies: 19
Views: 4234

Re: Worst performance ever - video on the net

I understand she's doing a teaching DVD for L&L on that act.

Can't wait to see how big a reaction she gets from THAT crowd! ;)
by Sue Anne Webster
March 13th, 2008, 3:36 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!
Replies: 153
Views: 33236

Re: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!

Yes you are right, bad performance can hurt magic and expose tricks. That's for another thread. If your presentation is any good they will not compare it...? Maybe, but they'll still know you (or at best suspect) that you used a plastic thumb to vanish that red hanky if that's what the little kid on...
by Sue Anne Webster
March 8th, 2008, 2:30 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!
Replies: 153
Views: 33236

Re: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!

I can't WAIT to wear it!
by Sue Anne Webster
March 8th, 2008, 1:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!
Replies: 153
Views: 33236

Re: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!

Get your Dave J merchandise before it disappears!

http://www.cafepress.com/MagicShirts
by Sue Anne Webster
March 8th, 2008, 1:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Official FISM Annoucement Regarding Venue Change in 2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: Official FISM Annoucement Regarding Venue Change in 2009

Unfortunately English is not their native language.

They mean it will be more convenient to registrants. But I think you knew that...
by Sue Anne Webster
March 8th, 2008, 5:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!
Replies: 153
Views: 33236

Re: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!

Take a look HERE and you'll see that Dave J Castle wants to magic inventors to make money by putting their tricks online! If you read my post, you'll see that not only will his site promote your product so that people can buy it from you, he'll also post videos of how to do it so people can get the ...
by Sue Anne Webster
March 7th, 2008, 3:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!
Replies: 153
Views: 33236

Re: TAKE DOWN EXPOSURE!!!

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 ...
by Sue Anne Webster
March 7th, 2008, 3:39 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Some idiot on www.youtube.com revieled Fantasio cane!
Replies: 24
Views: 8425

Re: Some idiot on www.youtube.com revieled Fantasio cane!

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 ...

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