Chris Carlson of Diamond Time sends this news:
“we are all approved across the boards with the exception of Memory
Lane Music, who only have a small piece of the song, Mean to Me.”
It will take many months to actually get the contracts from them, and I still need to raise about $45,000 to pay for this limited permission, but films are customarily released right after approvals; Sita Sings the Blues is more or less decriminalized at this point. So it’s time to release her! I have to update the credits and sound designer Greg Sextro is doing some final tweaking of the audio, but we’re hoping to have the film online and free under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License in about a month.
There’s a ton of work that needs to be done: web design, database set-ups, scanning documents, ideally having some ancillary products ready to go (who wants to make open-source merch? talk to us!), an automated system to give credits to donors….much more work than I can do alone. We’re trying to build a new model for film distribution, one that respects the audience and rewards sharing and freedom. Want to help? Please come to QuestionCopyright.org’s open meeting this Monday February 2 at the Software Freedom Law Center in New York.
See also: Sita’s Distribution Plan.
6 thoughts on “Sita almost free!”
Wow!! That’s fantastic news!!
Go Nina!!! 🙂
I would definitely attend that meeting if I lived in NYC!
Ooo… I might be able to make it! Keep my fingers crossed…
Fantastic news! As you know from stopping by my humble blog (a visit I was honoured by) I love the film. More people need to see it and it’s great to think that they will. Good luck with it all!
great news! I check in now and again to see how its all going. Can’t wait to show it to all my friends 🙂
Hooray! Nina, this makes me so happy I could darn near cry.
This is great news! Congratulations, Nina! And huge props for all of the hard work you’re doing.