The next in a series of some of my favorite movies, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. What a mouthful.
It’s impossible to think about the new Pirates movie without comparing it to the previous ones. Does it have the novelty of Pirates 1? Does it have the thrilling action sequences of Pirates 2 and 3? Did it feel a little off like Pirates 4?
Good news! Pirates 5 feels most like a return to the characters and plot of Pirates 1 to me with bits of Pirates 2 thrown in. This will probably be good news to most of the long-time fans of the series.
Jack is once again being hunted by a monstrous force from the uncharted waters of the ocean. This time instead of a ship of dead fish people, its a ship of dead ghost people led by ghost Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). Continue reading →
I’ve been thinking about including music on my streams and Youtube channel.
There’s just this problem of what music I’m able to include.
I want to play my typical playlists that I listen to on my own.
But all that stuff is copyrighted!
I can’t play The Beatles, Elvis, or Johnny Cash. I can’t play the modern stuff I like like Katy Perry, Ke$ha, or Barenaked Ladies. Not without getting slapped by a copyright notice.
Youtube has software that searches a video when its uploaded for copyrighted music.
If Youtube finds copyrighted music, it plays an ad before the video. The revenue from the ad goes toward the owner of the music.
Additionally a link to iTunes appears below the video so that someone can buy the music played in the song.
I could live with that eventually, but when I setup my Youtube channel I was looking forward to the possibility of making money off of it. If I use copyrighted music, then the ad revenue goes to the owner of the music instead of to me.
One of my ideas was to play music while streaming and then using editing software to eliminate the music from the audio track.
I have a theory for how I could do that, but I’m not confident that it will work successfully.
If I can’t get that to work then I either can’t play music during my streams, or I can’t profit directly from uploading clips of my Twitch streams to Youtube.
A separate problem that I hadn’t considered is whether its legal to play copyrighted music while streaming.
I’d need to relook at Twitch’s license agreement that I barely skimmed when I first agreed to it.
If it turns out that I’m not allowed to play stuff there then only one option remains for playing music on my Twitch and Youtube channels.
Public domain music.
I have close to zero experience with public domain music and no idea how I’ll find stuff that I will like or that will be appropriate.