February 9, 2005

And there goes Doctorow again.

Mr. Doctorow has a new entry in BoingBoing that quotes a recent release from several Civil Rights veterans supporting the DHB Eyes protest. In it, he says:

Last month, Downhill Battle tried to get Americans to download copies of the landmark civil rights documentary Eyes on the Prize. Eyes is not available any longer, because it is prohibtively expensive to clear the copyright to all their clips. Various entities -- the production company, Martin Luther King, Jr's estate -- shut them down with legal threats.

I note that 'the production company' is mentioned. 'The estate of the filmmaker' who made Eyes is not - presumably because 'production company' sounds better and more appropriately 'Evil.' When said production company consists entirely of the late filmmaker's two sisters, well, that would tend to muck with your rebellious fight-the-man image, now, wouldn't it.

Posted by jbz at February 9, 2005 2:03 PM | TrackBack


Hey, at least it's not being characterized as a "cabal".

Posted by: Mark Gordon at February 10, 2005 5:35 PM
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