Sunday, June 15, 2008

LiveScripts, Foreword

Very often countries which do not dub foreign language movies like Holand, Denmark or even Greece do have a higher level of foreign language command than other countries like Italy, France, Spain, dubbing those same movies.

Of course there should be many other reasons for that circumstance but we will
all agree that having Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie as speach models could be a tough foreign language resource to beat up.

Considering that, I have been using movie scripts in my foreign language class
for the last 10 years with great success. On these regards,

LiveScripts is now a legally and recently constituted non-profit organization whosemain objective is to provide students with movie transcripts in a papermagazine as a reading guide andforeign-language teaching or self-learning resource previous towatching the film in original version and without distractingsubtitles. We are protected by the only exception to the exclusivity of copyrights ownership, that is, research and education.

1. We can edit a pack of magazine and DVD of those movies which now belong to public domain.
2. We can edit a paper magazine with the movie script of the next premier on DVD.
3. We can agree on the edition of a magazine with the transcripts of the same movie broadcasted on TV.

Although we are not obliged to, it is our firm commitment to collect an agreed percentage of the sales generated by the publication and offer that amount to the legal screen writer, or authors who own copyrights on the published transcripts.

It is also our firm believe that byproceeding this way, and far from causing any damage to the movie industry,

1. we can increase distributors's sales considerably byproviding them with one of the
best advertisement resources, the publication of movie transcripts,

2. we also benefit the end user by supplying them with an interesting tool totake advantage of their DVD language option; and as we said before,

3. we can also benefit authors by paying them more royalties than theymight receive from a regular company.

We do believe that exceptions to the exclusivity of copyrights must exist in the legislation ofall countries and therefore we are trying to reach a forma agreements with

the Writers Guild of America for an International LiveScripts Association, each country having some degree of autonomy but at the same time with global compromises to increase our decision power beforethird parties.

Section 107 of the Law of theUnited States of America and Related Laws Contained inTitle 17 of the United States Code.

Section 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fairuse

Notwithstanding the provisions of sections106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such useby reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other meansspecified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment,news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroomuse), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyrights

Domenec Mendez

LiveScripts non profit organization,
Calle Jacint Badiella, 4. E-08225 Terrassa - Spain
tel. 34 93 734 97 42 - 609 37 12 31
tax id number (NIF): G 64799828
bank account number: 2074 0156 20 32215 51648

Teaching Degree - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 1983
BA Degree English Language - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 1986

Foreign Language Teacher
Berlitz Language School, Torrance, CA -USA
New School for Social Research - New York University, NY -USA
eoi Terrassa, La Seu,
Pre-selected as College teacher for Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Project Manager
for the National Language Support Center of IBM - SPAIN and CENTRISA.
Assignments in Stuttgart - Germany- Stokholm -Sweden- Ralleigh and Charlotte inNorth Carolina, USA.

6th Congress on Education and Sport (29 Feb and 1 March) with the topic

Ladder Workouts published recently in the e.magazine EDUCAWEB.COM

1st International Congress on School Sports in Cuba (May 2008) with two confirmed communications:
Ladder Workouts
Newaza - Ground Techniques
and one poster: Agricultural and gardenings tasks in physical education class

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