I am an enthusiast for older films, cartoons, and TV shows, and I am the founder of WikiProject Film. At Wikisource I mostly work on transcriptions of public-domain films, as Wikisource's coverage of films is very lacking. I also upload lots of film videos to Wikimedia Commons.
I will mercilessly use content from public domain works, sometimes without context or attribution. That's the beauty of the freedoms associated with the public domain.
...I think the movie Night of the Living Dead would be scarier if it had a copyright notice... Now that would legitimately give me nightmares!
"You may have gotten a broken wing and a broken heart too, for all I know. But what of that? 'Tisn't fatal, like growing stale inside a shell."
Occasionally I will also transcribe books here.
- User:PastLovingBot, my wiki bot
Useless stuff for anyone but me:
|The Green C of Completeness|
|I hereby award you this Letter of Merit for completing all extant PD novels of Olive Higgins Prouty. Inductiveload—talk/contribs 16:39, 12 April 2021 (UTC)|
Images I likeEdit
Books I'm reading all at onceEdit
- Index:A Field Guide to Jekyll Island (1983).pdf
- Index:BIC Series Z Turntables, Owner's Manual, Model 20Z.pdf
- Index:The Surakarta (1913).djvu
- Index:Waring Ice Cream Parlor (012992).pdf then File:Waring Ice Cream Parlors.pdf
- Index:When the movies were young - Arvidson - 1925.djvu
- Index:Windy McPherson's Son - Anderson - 1916.djvu
Books I probably should readEdit
- File:Proctor Silex Ice Cream Maker Manual original.pdf
- File:Proctor Silex Ice Cream Maker Manual for non-electric.pdf
- File:Everyday is Earth Day on the Farm or Ranch - Coloring and Activity Book.pdf
Stuff that pretends to be nonfiction with no basis on realityEdit
- 's books
- The Dairyman's Daughter and other similar works
Works made by me (all released into the public domain)Edit
Nostalgia (from my younger years)Edit
- Fantasy Writing (c. 2009), a cute short story I wrote that I only recently discovered in my trove of old papers
- Armaneens, an unfinished comic book I made cumulatively when I was in middle school
- Revengers of D'Equois, an unfinished novel I was writing in a notebook in around 8th grade
- Public Domainism (very haphazardly put together, only a draft now)
- The Achievements of Luther Trant (1910)
- Bobbie, General Manager (1913)
- The Fifth Wheel (1916)
- Good Sports (1919)
- The Star in the Window (1918)
- Songs and Sonnets (1906)
- Stella Dallas (1923)
- Waylaid by Wireless (1909)
- A Wild-Goose Chase (1915)
- The Science of Advertising (1910)
- I submitted the first text of 2021, A Dog's Love (1914)
My Wikisource opinionsEdit
- I SINCERELY dislike lowercase titles for works. I think title case should be required here. If you were to add a Wikipedia article for a book, for example, a lowercase title would never be acceptable. It just looks really, really weird to me, and this is against convention everywhere else at all except libraries.
Copyright is immoralEdit
I am against copyright as a concept, as I believe copyright is a rather gross abridgment of freedom of expression and, especially in the Internet age, tends to be more harmful to archivists etc., while being overly protective of massive corporations. Copyright as it functions today mostly only serves the rich well, and screws over everyone else. People could still make money on art without copyright laws, and people actually once did, before copyright as a concept existed.
Copyright being morally correct is the status quo in our society though, and most people disagree with me as they believe it's a good thing. Consensus is against me on this one, I am aware, but I'm also aware that most people, believing in copyright, have no experience being an archivist on the Internet, and aren't aware of the legal baggage that comes with something being copyrighted—i.e. the very large amount of things you cannot technically do with something that is copyrighted. Lots of those same people (almost everyone) commit acts of copyright infringement on a regular basis, without even knowing it, and still think that copyright as a concept is moral and should be upheld. Ever downloaded a picture from Google Images and sent it to your buddy? Well, you most likely just committed copyright infringement, nearly every time you did this, as most photos on the Internet are copyrighted, even if they're viewable on Google Images etc. And that's just ridiculous!
Lots of those same people are also not aware of the algorithms sites on the Internet such as YouTube have to put in place to protect copyright, which allow corporations and individuals to massively corrupt that system. It's about impossible for me to watch a YouTube video with fairly used content without thinking it will any random day of the week be taken down for "copyright infringement", and that's most of YouTube's video content! Take copyright out of the picture, and all those problems go away. I actually think that there should be some laws to protect people from corporations abusing copy-protection measures such as DRMs.
And sure, there might be a few people who copy a work and claim it as their own, and make more of the money off of it than the original creator, as no system is perfect. That's the common story of "why copyright needs to exist". But practically every case of copyright being used does damage to a whole ton of people's work, hobbies, and even sometimes hurts their lives, while the amount of cases where someone's idea is abused for profit is comparatively very miniscule. It wouldn't be the apocalyptic nightmare that most people imagine it to be to take away copyright law.
So, to be consistent with my belief that copyright is immoral, and not be hypocritical, I release all my works, that I ever do publicize, into the public domain whenever legally possible. Therefore, my user page, and all its subpages, any versions of those pages, or any other content I submit on this site (unless otherwise specified) is hereby released into the public domain: