Sunday, March 1, 2009

Will Interpol Come After Moi?

Very late last night, after having read an Artlink article by Marcus Westbury, I got curious about ABC2's "Not Quite Art" so Googled it. It turned out to be an ABC2 page Lynne recommended yonks ago. I tried to download an MP4 file, and a screen came up and said something or rather, so I skipped it the way I usually do these pages and downloaded an WMV file. (No screens popped up here, no other obstacles in downloading WMV.) But something about that skipped page kept niggling me so I went somewhere and discovered that, because of copyright laws, these episodes can be downloaded in Australia only!! Shivers. I freaked out a little, very quietly.

I know I've been a bit careless in posting the faces of friends without asking, but I'm usually careful and conscientious about other folks' rights, and usually only put links, and if I do post photos, they are by permission. So I deleted the vid right away without looking. But I was so worried I wrote to ABC telling them what I'd done, but it's weekend over there, too, and thus far I only got the automated reply. I hope they'll be forgiving, but if suddenly I stop posting, it will be because Interpol or the Australian police have contacted Nelson police and Nelson police confiscated my laptop and threw me in the slammer, or similar. And then I'll never ever be able to travel to Australia or the US, ever, again...

Please forgive me, ABC. And please consider making the program available to buy legally? And will the rest of you write to me in jail?

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  1. If you mail me your address I can write a letter, on a paper, to you in jail.

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  2. Or, I'll have Ben email you the jail address? Gosh, this is scary stuff for me. Serious!!

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  3. I'll probably get to jail before you. I have a teenager!

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  4. Oh, ha ha, KD. Ben says he'll visit me every day if I'm in Nelson, and every weekend if I'm in Christchurch.

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  5. yes, I will even send you boxes of my fudge and toffee at Christmas time!

    If I had to guess, you'll be forgiven. Or invoiced.

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  6. The way the construction is costing, I may take the jail option over the invoice.... Eeeeekkkkkk....

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  7. Particularly with fudge and toffee coming...

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  8. would you like to state your preference of nuts, no nuts, walnuts, pecans or pistachios? I mean a girl in the ward you'll likely be in should at least get to pick what kid of nuts in her fudge.

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  9. Yes, nuts! Do I have to choose one? Do I have to be in jail to get some? Ha ha... Glad my doctor doesn't read my blog!

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