Friday, May 28 2021

DMCA Asshatery

I got this in my email from Twitch:

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We are committed to being more transparent with you about DMCA. We recently received a batch of DMCA takedown notifications with about 1,000 individual claims from music publishers. All of the claims are for VODs, and the vast majority target streamers listening to background music while playing video games or IRL streaming. Based on the number of claims, we believe these rights holders used automated tools to scan and identify copyrighted music in creators’ VODs and Clips, which means that they will likely send further notices. We are actively speaking with music labels about solutions that could work for creators as well as rights holders. This is our first such contact from the music publishing industry (there can be several owners for a single piece of music), and we are disappointed they decided to send takedowns when we are willing and ready to speak to them about solutions.

Protecting Your Channel

While the vast majority of you don’t include unauthorized background music in your livestreams, this recent batch suggests that some of you still do. The only way to protect yourself from DMCA notifications is to not stream music - or other copyrighted material - you do not have rights to. If you know you have unauthorized music or other copyrighted material in your past VODs or Clips, we strongly recommend that you permanently delete anything that contains that material. For your remaining VODs, we recommend you use the “unpublish all” feature and review any content for unauthorized music or other copyrighted material. If you believe your content has been misidentified or taken down by mistake, you can submit a counter-notification (see our DMCA Guidelines for requirements) or request a retraction from the copyright owner directly. For more information about what you can do to protect your channel please reference these resources including Creator Camp sessions, Help Articles and FAQs, and an overview blog post to supplement our Terms of Service, Community Guidelines, and separate Music Guidelines.

What Twitch is Doing

For our part, we are continuing to help creators minimize the amount of material that may infringe others’ copyrights. That includes educating creators and providing resources to understand the rules and risks concerning the use of music on Twitch as well as building new product features (such as the ability to unpublish VODs, view your strike count, strike notifications in the Creator Dashboard, multi-track audio support for OBS and more), investing in proactive detection and muting, and working with rights holders on longer-term solutions.

We know you may have questions about our conversations with music rights holders. These conversations are active and ongoing, and we continue to work with them to establish potential approaches that would be appropriate for the Twitch service and our entire community. When we have progress to discuss in that area, we will share it with you.

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Now I have to add my $1.50 opinion here. These "labels" don't give two shits about protecting the artist! It all comes down to the almighty fucking dollar and their perceived slice of the pie! IF they were looking out for the artist's TRUE INTERESTS they would be seeing these videos where streamers have music in the background as EXPOSURE! "HEY SINGER SO AND SO WE KEEP HEARING YOUR SONGS ALL OVER THE PLACE BY SOOOO MANY PEOPLE! YOU'RE POPULAR! WE WANT YOU TO DO MORE!! This in turns leads to studio time, more record deals, more concerts and ticket sales! IT GOES TO SHOW SOMEONE IS LISTENING TO THE MUSIC!!!!

They should be going after the pirate radio stations monetizing the songs with advertising, the full on copied as their own videos and such.

HELL I had 5+ hour streams killed for less than 30 seconds of a song caught in the background. I'd get DMCA takedown notice with an option to dispute. OF COURSE I hit dispute and I not so kindly tell them to FUCK OFF IT WAS #)SECONDS OR LESS. So far EVERY DISPUTE has been reversed and my video was returned to normal.

IT SUCKS MAJOR ASS THAT MY RIGHT TO LISTEN TO THE MUSIC I AM PAYING A SUBSCRIPTION FEE FOR IN THE BACKGROUND WHILE STREAMING SOMETHING THAT I AM DOING/CREATING IN MY WORKSHOP!!!

I am not out at the local park selling tickets to people to come listen to a recording of the artist's songs in a quasi-conert. I am not selling bootleg CD/DVD/What-have-you of the artists work. I am enjoying the artist's work in MY workshop, in MY home and for fucks sake I PAYED for that right to do so!!!

Wednesday, May 26 2021

WTF?!?!?!

What the Fuck is WRONG with this picture????   I mean I LOVE my Pastina and it cures everything, but they are out of their God Damned Fucking minds!!!!     Now THIS is a little more realistic! But the bitch about it is that it is from the SAME FUCKING PEOPLE!!!! THAT price I will pay for SIXTEEN  […]

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Sunday, May 23 2021

STOP THE ANNOYING ADS!!!!! On your Amazon Echo Show

If you have Amazon Echo Shows and are fucking tired of the constant barrage of annoying ads and "you should check this out!" bullshit. Have a gander at this video!    

Tuesday, April 20 2021

Voronoi Vase Print

A neat print we did the other day. Took 2 days to print!!! Then I practiced my limited airbrush skills painting it. We have another one scaled to 50% on the Prusa right now. We'll see how that one comes out.    

Thursday, April 8 2021

Artsy Fartsy Night, We are even MORE INSANE!!!

Did some work on the 3D Printers, yup they are being right pains in the asre! Nikki painted her corner shelf, came up with a new design few her coasters. We went through some of our "tried and true" products on Etsy. Not a terribly exciting night, but we were there!!! -- Watch on Twitch at  […]

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Thursday, April 1 2021

"Artsy Fartsy" - We are INSANE!!!

Did some serious screwing around with the 3D Printers, some success, some failure. Still getting the workflow down. Nikki created a bookend on the GlowForge and some coasters. She even used the table saw!!!! Watch on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/971933230 Or from YouTube  

Saturday, March 27 2021

"Friday Night Lights" - Rinse, Repeat, Same Ol' Same Ol'

A SEVEN AND A HALF HOUR MARATHON!!! Yup, we done broke our record!!! Did quite a few GlowForge projects, a few 3D Prints, some 3D design (made a keyboard support for the craft table). Went through the leveling process on the Ender 3v2 with the BL-Touch and Smith3D firmware. (right around the 3 hour  […]

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Thursday, March 25 2021

"Artsy Fartsy" - What can we whip up tonight?

Not a super exciting stream, we're still getting back into the swing of things, we'll get there soon, we PROMISE! Nikki slung some more paint and stain, we fired off a GlowForge project or two. Then Ender was cruising away doing a pegboard paint bottle holder. I set up an M1A1 print project to  […]

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"Movers, Shakers and Makers" Some new tools, a new airbrush! Woo Hoo

Almost 5 and a half hours tonight!! Showed off the new Table Saw. Slung some paint with the new airbrush. Printed some "nerdy"; stuff, Star Trek Comm Badges and painted them. Nikki did some cutting boards, showed off a new design. DO BE AWARE - Around about 4 hours and 10 minutes there is  […]

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Saturday, March 13 2021

"Saturday Night Live!" - A weee impromptu stream.

A look at some of the completed prints and some of the To Do prints. Watch on Twitch - http://designcreations.design/     BE AWARE- I did do some ranting about programmers and laziness and the sad state of affairs in the software development process lately. I know NOT ALL programmers are lazy and  […]

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"Friday Night Lights" - Better Late Than Never!!!

Quickie update since we didn't do a full stream at 7pm. Have a few products going on the Printers, a Star Trek Voyager in the Prusa, another Trinket Box run in the Ender and another Moon Phase Clock in the GlowForge. Watch on Twitch too! - http://designcreations.design/  […]

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Thursday, March 11 2021

"Artsy Fartsy" Thursday! - Party On Dudes!

Slung some paint, tested a new stain process. Started a couple of prints on the 3D Printers. Made a quickie 3D business card prototype. Overall not too bad, even if we were a bit sedate and "boring"  […]

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Friday, February 26 2021

"Friday Night Lights" - A party in our shop!

Did our first print with TPU Flexible filament. Learned a few things, adjusted our settings and we'll play some more this weekend and show you our results Wednesday. Nikki threw down some painting and showed off her skills. Started an oval "Trinket Box" on the Ender, we'll show that off on  […]

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Wednesday, February 24 2021

"Artsy Fartsy" Stream. Taking on the paints of the world!

Unfortunately last night's Pirate Chest Trinket Box didn't yield the highest quality print so we started another job with higher settings. Tested some colors on the "Ooopsy" one. Nikki is still working on her Star Trek Voyager so we saw some more paint go down on that. Worked on some stain  […]

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Movers, Shakers and Makers! Marathon Stream!

Whew! A 4 hour and 45 minute stream!! We are beat! Made an incense burner for Essence of Magic to fulfill an order that came in today, whooohoo! Then we moved on to creating a new Pirate Chest Trinket Box in 3DS Max, slicing it and sending it to the Prusa! Hopefully just over 7 hours from now we  […]

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Wednesday, February 17 2021

Artsy Fartsy Night, Sort Of

New stream on Twitch, we weren't in a painting mood so we did a bit of a showcase of some of our designs in 3DS Max from SecondLife and InWorldz. A short stream, just us sticking to our schedule like we promised.    

Back in the swing of things!

We are firing up the Twitch stream again and starting to stream on a schedule. Yes we promise, we will stick to it this time!! This session is about our experience with 3D Printers and 3D Printing from a newcomer's perspective. 3D Printers and 3D Printing from a newcomer's perspective. What I have  […]

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Sunday, November 8 2020

Change of "Command"

If you thought 2020 was a shitty year, the next four are going to be full of confusion, lies, backstabbing and political wheeling and dealing and self-serving agendas only profitable to the "career politicians". Our Veterans and Servicemembers are once again going to be low-man on the  […]

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Tuesday, March 26 2019

Virtual Worlds

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I've been working on the Grid, brought it back up again. Though it's in a diminished "half power" state until I can setup another dedicated machine. Hopefully I'll be able to do that in a few weeks. We are not striving to be another SL or InWorldz, just a friendly community site with a few  […]

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Friday, March 22 2019

Eye for Tooth

Fortune Cookie: Joe sat as his dying wife's bedside. Her voice was little more than a whisper. "Joe, darling," she breathed, "I've got a confession to make before I go. I ... I'm the one who took the $10,000 from your safe... I spent it on a fling with your best friend, Charles. And  […]

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