[games_access] RE: games_access Digest, Vol 20, Issue 17

hinn at uiuc.edu hinn at uiuc.edu
Mon Mar 13 12:15:33 EST 2006


Hi Kelly -- Thanks for your post. No, I wasn't suggesting 
that you guys were the recording police or anything like 
that. I know you guys are there to help and have always been 
extremely helpful. My main point was that people shouldn't 
set up recording equipment without getting permissions 
because, at least as the website says, they are pretty 
serious about the issue. And understandibly so -- but I 
agree with you that perhaps they might be able to come up 
with a compromise that works better for advocacy SIGs like 
ours. Worth asking about!

Michelle

---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 04:42:02 -0600
>From: "K" <k at kellyrued.net>  
>Subject: [games_access] RE: games_access Digest, Vol 20, 
Issue 17  
>To: <games_access at igda.org>
>
>>i know that each session is staffed pretty heavily 
>>(for instance at last year's roundtables there were TWO 
people 
>>assigned to our room just to assist that!) so they are 
probably VERY 
>>serious about kicking people out.
>
>Hi, I have worked as a Conference Associate (helpers in the 
orange t-shirts)
>the past two years and will be back again this year. There 
are usually at
>least two CAs assigned to the more popular roundtables and 
sessions whenever
>possible in case there is a problem so one of us can go get 
help without
>leaving a room unattended. Everyone doesn't have radio 
connectivity and A/V
>and badging issues etc. frequently require leaving the room 
but I wanted to
>assure everyone we're not just there to police and boot 
people out- we're
>there to help the speaker if need be and hand out/collect 
the surveys about
>how the attendees liked the session (and answer your 
questions/help out in
>general). :)
>
>I do know why you can't record sessions though- CMP (the 
company that runs
>the con for a profit- it's their business to run it) 
records their own
>sessions and then sells the Audio Proceedings (and they 
keep video on some
>of the high-profile keynote types too). These sell for like 
$400/year and
>cover all the tracks offered for the thousands of people 
over the world who
>likely wanted to attend but could not. So, it's not as 
pointlessly
>restrictive as it sounds- they just know that other people 
would then be
>there recording and selling the proceedings cheaper (making 
the whole con
>less profitable for them). ;p
>
>You could try requesting recording privs for your specific 
cause then
>promise to only edit out a 5 minute snippet per any session 
(which when you
>collect the cream of each talk really would give a good 
amount of time to
>cover the speaker's major points). Considering it would 
help the games
>access community (which I imagine ought to be bigger and 
more actively
>supported by now), they might make an exception knowing you 
won't be
>commercially competing/denting their audio proceedings 
sales. I'd point that
>out directly in the request since I imagine 
the "commercial" use is really
>the sticking point.
>
>-Kelly
>
>www.isergames.com
>www.blackloveinteractive.com
>
>
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