Ridley Scott to Use BY-SA for Blade Runner Web Series

Fred Benenson, June 4th, 2009

Blade Runner
Yes, you read that correctly. Ridley Scott, the famed SciFi director of the classic Blade Runner will be producing a new web series based on the film released under our free copyleft license. The series is initially slated for web release with the possibility of television syndication and will be a project by Ag8.

Read more about the project at the New York Times, on Ag8’s Purefold page, or join up on the FriendFeed discussion.

4 Responses to “Ridley Scott to Use BY-SA for Blade Runner Web Series”

  1. Stefan Kluge says:

    Wow! This might be Free Culture finally going mainstream and thanks to the BY-SA a chance for Free Culture professionals to work on commercial remixes of this series!

  2. Josef A says:

    BY-SA is rapidly becoming the license of choice for creators migrating from a traditional proprietary culture career; interesting. I do wonder how much of a deterrent to derivative works SA is in practise though.

  3. Josef, the aspect of derivatives must be viewed from a commercial advantage; consider the ‘market’ that Star Wars created through the movie’s characters. Purefold looks to make that type of market commercially open with the BY-SA 3 licence. It promotes the creatives, develops narratives, supports invention and innovation. I’ll be posting about this a lot at Purefold.com.