Thursday, November 17, 2011

Raising Money in a Santa Outfit, Helping People with Severe Disabilities

My fundraising page for Opportunity Village can be found here.

My running event camera's (an old Sony DSC-P72) batteries died while I was running in the Disneyland Star Tours Family 5K back during Labor Day weekend two months ago, but I was able to get this pic of Princess Leia...and there was this cool Jedi runner too that I wanted to get a pic of...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hmmm...Is Cosplay A Derivative Work?

DISCLAIMER:  I am not an attorney so this should not be considered legal advice in any form...This is just a commentary on some interesting news articles I found.

Okay, I'm just procrastinating from doing homework, but I did find some interesting articles about copyrights and cosplay/costumes...

The first article that caught my attention was how Japan's possible entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement would affect cosplay.

Pretty much it is argued that if Japan's copyright laws are changed, derivative works such as doujinshi and cosplay could be subject to prosecution.

Another article I found (though I've seen articles related to this story earlier) is about a lawsuit about Power Ranger costumes.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quickpost: Anime Truths

Well I was too busy to do Halloween stuff (ah the joys of engineering mathematics...), but I did think of a new fun activity...time to start compiling a list of things you would probably find in any typical anime, something I like to call #animetruth on my @amateurcameko on Twitter...

Hopefully, this catches on so I can compile a list ever so often...