MOTS #29: This One’s Gonna Suck, Dude

you digest the meal we’ll get to show notes later

3 Responses to MOTS #29: This One’s Gonna Suck, Dude

  1. Dean Allen Jones
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    December 3, 2012 at 11:17 AM #

    HI guys great show. I was thinking of your conversation about the ethics of revealing the method of a trick that is not yours. I think it boils down to context. I won’t lose any sleep over showing a simple trick to my nephew for example. However the same is not true for a fellow gigging magician. I may show the method for one trick out of a book or DVD to a friend, on the understanding that if he were to perform the trick he will go out and buy it for himself. Whilst still technically intellectual property theft I see it as a win win situation. My friend gets to sample a trick before going out and forking over cash for a book or DVD, and the author of the book or DVD gets a sale. Every time a friend has leant me a magic book I’ve gone out to et a copy for myself and vice versa.

    Once upon a time (which by the way is an AWESOME Guy Hollingworth effect) I was pretty lose and easy about copyright issues. Then a friend in the computer game industry told me the names of guys who lost their jobs because pirates had effected their sales. Magic is a much smaller community and we simply can’t afford to rip each other off. BUT this does go both ways. I’ve seen some demo’#s of fantastic effects but when I’ve talked to people who bought the effect I’ve been shocked to find there were loads of details that were misleading in the demo (eg, angles, pre-show work, etc).
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  2. Kris Sheppard
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    December 4, 2012 at 10:02 AM #

    Hey guys, I just happened to visit and noticed like five new episodes. I think something is broken in your iTunes feed. No wonder I haven’t heard from you guys in such a while! The last episode available in iTunes is #24.

    • Kris Sheppard
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      December 5, 2012 at 2:19 AM #

      Of course, after listening to #25, I learned that you know about the iTunes problem. I’ll be sure to get my eps here for now. Glad to have you guys in my pocket again! (In a totally manly way of course.)

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