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Structured Chaos by Nick
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Structured Chaos by Nick

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A wild cat and a fox isn’t the usual pair of best friends but this duo was discovered by fishermen on the shores of Lake Van in Turkey and have been together for over a year. Locals say they’re inseparable. Article.

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apolonisaphrodisia:

Robin Wight  (via This is Colossal)

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crimsong19:

Doctor Who + references in other television shows

I’m very pleased that whoever made this gifset included clips from ‘The Middleman’!

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hungrylikekevin:

F/X has ordered a 2nd season of Fargo. New characters, new story, new era! This is exciting! The big question: will it tie into the movie as ingeniously as the first season did?

The wait is going to be interminable.

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#theknifehand 

renlybaratheon:

The more resistance I come up against the more determined I become. [x]

download the full play here;

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#quercusrubra 
what girls say: i'm fine
what girls mean: supernatural's 200th episode will be a musical episode
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#judithandtheidra 

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#onewhositswiththeturtles 
saigio:

madamjellyfish666:

pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]
"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"

I’ve been laughing for about 20 minutes now

So has the other seal.
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saigio:

madamjellyfish666:

pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]

"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"

I’ve been laughing for about 20 minutes now

So has the other seal.

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#johanirae 

dallonsmiles:

ryansgayliner:

the thrilling saga in which Panic! owns the fuck out of WBC

A+ handling of the situation

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#wanderingobsessions 

(Source: yaecob-souherst)

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#taylorpotato 

empresspinto:

I have a headcanon that the jeep was his mother’s and that’s why he’s so protective of it.

(Source: crystal-rreed)

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#whiskyandoldspice 

inspired by (x)

(Source: itsokaysammy)

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#studiolorien 
plays

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#fyeahcopyright 
fyeahcopyright:

Hey, Teen Wolf fandom, Mtv has something for you! It’s called The Collective and while it might seem shiny, nifty, annoying and/or inapropriate, it’s wrapped up in something that’s kind of archaic. 
A 2011 Terms of Use.
There’ve been a lot of discussions today on twitter and tumblr about the new “Collective” site for Teen Wolf fandom, which is hosted at [LINK] and is subject to the Terms of Use for all of Mtv, which are here. We’re going to focus on the legal issues, not the larger philosophical question of what happens when a show-team and its online arm start hosting fan content. 
As you can see, Mtv’s Terms of Use were written in 2011, which is pretty archaic for Terms of Use for a site that hosts user-created creative content. The Terms of Use are relatively standard for a site with message boards and downloads from The Powers That Be - and they don’t require users to assign copyright ownership of anything they post, which is A Good Thing (although there is a broad license that allows Mtv to do a lot of noncommercial things with submissions - see more on this below). 

However, if you post to The Collective, you’re required to “respect [Mtv’s]  copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights.” What does that mean for fanworks? We have no idea - there’s no definition, no standards, no explanation. Do you have to respect Gerard or the twins or McCall Senior? Do you have to respect the Nogitsune? (I once had a long discussion with a fellow lawyer as to whether it was possible to “tarnish” Voldemort as a matter of law; this is along those lines.)
 
What’s weirder is this: 

"You shall not … reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party website), or otherwise use, any Material without the express prior written consent of VMN or its owner if VMN is not the owner."

In other words, they want people to upload fanart and creative expression, but at the same time you can’t create reproduce (like in a collage) or create derivative works from any copyrightable elements of the site, or any TW trademarks. 
Derivative works and transformative works don’t completely overlap, but Mtv’s Terms of Use shouldn’t bar derivative works from the site while at the same time asking users to “share your talents”. It just doesn’t make sense. 
We’ve seen some people ask whether Mtv could take fanart and other items posted to The Collective and sell them on shirts or postcards - or put them on the Official Show DVDs without asking the artist’s permission. Technically, they can’t because the ToU says, “Posting is for noncommercial purposes only.”
That should mean that Mtv can’t make any commercial use of the content posted to The Collective without getting additional permission and rights from the artist. That’s how we hope it will be read. 
This might be a good time for Mtv to update the Terms of Use for its entire site - but at the very least, they (and/or RebelMouse) should create specific Terms of Use for The Collective that protect fans’ rights in what they create, and possibly put limitations on what Mtv can do with fan-created and fan-submitted content. They also should have a form for fans to use if someone else submits their creativity without permission - if someone does take your stuff and put it on the Collective, or any other site, you can submit a DMCA takedown request to the site, but for a site that is focused on fan creativity, the process should be clear and easy for fans to use. 
 
The tl;dr - there are legal issues with the Terms of Use, but most of them are because the Terms of Use for Mtv’s sites are a few years out of date. Hopefully this will get Mtv to update their policies; if they want to chat about it at Comic Con, their first easy chance to find us will be at the Transformative Works & Transmedia panel on Friday night - we’ll definitely be talking about The Collective. 

fyeahcopyright:

Hey, Teen Wolf fandom, Mtv has something for you! It’s called The Collective and while it might seem shiny, nifty, annoying and/or inapropriate, it’s wrapped up in something that’s kind of archaic. 

A 2011 Terms of Use.

There’ve been a lot of discussions today on twitter and tumblr about the new “Collective” site for Teen Wolf fandom, which is hosted at [LINK] and is subject to the Terms of Use for all of Mtv, which are here. We’re going to focus on the legal issues, not the larger philosophical question of what happens when a show-team and its online arm start hosting fan content. 

As you can see, Mtv’s Terms of Use were written in 2011, which is pretty archaic for Terms of Use for a site that hosts user-created creative content. The Terms of Use are relatively standard for a site with message boards and downloads from The Powers That Be - and they don’t require users to assign copyright ownership of anything they post, which is A Good Thing (although there is a broad license that allows Mtv to do a lot of noncommercial things with submissions - see more on this below). 
However, if you post to The Collective, you’re required to “respect [Mtv’s]  copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights.” What does that mean for fanworks? We have no idea - there’s no definition, no standards, no explanation. Do you have to respect Gerard or the twins or McCall Senior? Do you have to respect the Nogitsune? (I once had a long discussion with a fellow lawyer as to whether it was possible to “tarnish” Voldemort as a matter of law; this is along those lines.)
 
What’s weirder is this: 
"You shall not … reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party website), or otherwise use, any Material without the express prior written consent of VMN or its owner if VMN is not the owner."
In other words, they want people to upload fanart and creative expression, but at the same time you can’t create reproduce (like in a collage) or create derivative works from any copyrightable elements of the site, or any TW trademarks. 
Derivative works and transformative works don’t completely overlap, but Mtv’s Terms of Use shouldn’t bar derivative works from the site while at the same time asking users to “share your talents”. It just doesn’t make sense. 
We’ve seen some people ask whether Mtv could take fanart and other items posted to The Collective and sell them on shirts or postcards - or put them on the Official Show DVDs without asking the artist’s permission. Technically, they can’t because the ToU says, “Posting is for noncommercial purposes only.”
That should mean that Mtv can’t make any commercial use of the content posted to The Collective without getting additional permission and rights from the artist. That’s how we hope it will be read. 
This might be a good time for Mtv to update the Terms of Use for its entire site - but at the very least, they (and/or RebelMouse) should create specific Terms of Use for The Collective that protect fans’ rights in what they create, and possibly put limitations on what Mtv can do with fan-created and fan-submitted content. They also should have a form for fans to use if someone else submits their creativity without permission - if someone does take your stuff and put it on the Collective, or any other site, you can submit a DMCA takedown request to the site, but for a site that is focused on fan creativity, the process should be clear and easy for fans to use. 
 
The tl;dr - there are legal issues with the Terms of Use, but most of them are because the Terms of Use for Mtv’s sites are a few years out of date. Hopefully this will get Mtv to update their policies; if they want to chat about it at Comic Con, their first easy chance to find us will be at the Transformative Works & Transmedia panel on Friday night - we’ll definitely be talking about The Collective.