Demonstration 4 of TOTAL ADVERTISING Business Model: Status Bar 1


Welcome to the Little Letter Shooter Status Bar. Is this another way to make an unauthorized preparation of a derivative work? (Assume that the person who is responsible for the material in the status bar is not the aggrieved © owner of the material in the main part of the screen.)

Notice that here there is no physical superimposition of the advertiser's content in the status bar on the underlying content on the main screen. Does that make a legally important difference? In ordinary framing no such superimposition occurs, either.

Is the combination of audio with a silent film the preparation of a derivative work? Colorization almost certainly is. What's the difference? Does it matter just what the audio is? (Music, words, the same words as the captions....)


  Click on this button for demo of another way to juxtapose alien content with a framed work.