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We realize some videos are put on those websites without permission. If you are the copyright holder and wish the video to be removed from our site, please let us know. However, to fix the issue at its source you will want to file a copyright claim with the video hosting site the video is embedded from.
On a related note, we realize your videos provide a revenue stream for your organization and having them online may be viewed as a loss if people can watch them online for free. But from our experience witnessing emerging technology and social trends in the independent film industry, integrating free online video into your business/marketing plan can provide a great benefit to your organization and drive increased sales of the video through wider public exposure, previewing abilities, and integrated action/social-media driven campaigns. Brave New Films and other organizations have pioneered successful business models that sustain and grow their organization by doing just this. We would encourage your organization to embrace these emerging social and web 2.0 distribution trends and see how you can integrate them into your overall business/marketing/social-change strategy.
For more, check out this article in Time magazine, "Why Indie Directors Are Releasing Movies Online - For Free."
Watch this must see video presentation: Brian Newman: How to Be Better Than Free
"The Internet is a super-distribution machine that allows copies of digital media to flow in an almost frictionless way. As the wealth and survival of traditional media businesses are built on selling precious copies, the free flow of free copies is undermining the established order. If reproductions of media are free, how can we keep on financing films and how can we find value in the media we create and sell? Consultant and former President of the Tribeca Film Institute, Brian Newman, has some answers."
And... Free! Why $0.00 Is the Future of Business
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We fully believe in the spirit of the "marketplace of ideas," where a diverse array of perspectives are made available to the public so that the best ideas can rise to the top, and people can research and decide for themselves.
Again, when digesting media of all forms, whether mainstream or alternative, the golden rule still applies: Think for yourself. Do your own research. Be skeptical but stay open-minded. Don't just agree with it because you identify with the messenger, and don't turn off automatically to the idea if you don't. Developing excellent media literacy skills is important for all of us, no matter how reliable our sources of information are. This is why we have dedicated a section of our site exclusively towards media literacy videos.