Trying to read between the lines, this seems pretty feasible. And if that's true, that's really hurtful because this has been in the making for so many years. I'm hopeless when it comes to legal issues, but is that even possible to agree to do something and then change your mind down the line asking for more money? Given the circumstances of how this documentary was funded, it's a dick move on their part.Speculation: In other words, an entity important to the documentary that they can't or don't want to remove probably wants licensing money, and if they give the issue more exposure they're afraid said entity will want more money because the doc will be deemed more valuable.
There aren't really a lot of possible situations that fit the description they provided.
I think it’s far more likely a case of them overlooking something somewhere in pre-production and a rights holder taking them to task for not gaining the proper approval before beginning production.Trying to read between the lines, this seems pretty feasible. And if that's true, that's really hurtful because this has been in the making for so many years. I'm hopeless when it comes to legal issues, but is that even possible to agree to do something and then change your mind down the line asking for more money? Given the circumstances of how this documentary was funded, it's a dick move on their part.
It begs the question of what could it possibly be that's holding it up. And does removing it harm the documentary?
Maybe they should get Werner Herzog on the line. His documentaries are fantastic and could probably give the documentary a push (wishful thinking).
The last part of the update that was omitted from the quote on the previous page says "Video will be premiered live via...". This implies YouTube's premiere feature, which is where they upload a video ahead of time and set a go-live time for it and chat is available for that first stream. Additionally the link is not a live stream link, it's a normal video link. So they have already uploaded it to YouTube and just set to become active as a "live" stream at the specified time.Does this mean it will be a one time live streaming that isn't available to people who can't make that specific time and date? I work a 12 hour shift that day so I won't be available. I'm hoping it will be left up and I can watch it when I'm available.
It’s unfortunate, but that’s one of the pitfalls of relying on crowd funding.5 PM Eastern Standard Time makes it something like 11 PM on a Sunday night or 12 AM on a Monday where I live so it's a no for me for the live stream.
I know a bunch of people who have lost their jobs or are on reduced hours now due to the horrible pandemic going on. I am grateful I still have a regular job and I'd like to keep it that way, so nope, I'm definitely not going to be watching YouTube at midnight on a Monday. Got some more important stuff to do. Sucks for me that I can't watch the live stream but that's life.
They said that everyone will get their rewards so I assume I will get my DVD at some point down the line.
It's a shame that some people are accusing Adam and his team of fraud and whatnot. Guess that's also part of life. Everywhere in the world, you're always gonna find some people who always find something to complain and bitch about.
Keep your chin up, Adam! Wish you all the best.
It could just as easily be YsNet. They already had one big misunderstanding over the initial kickstarter rewards, it wouldn't surprise me if they had another regarding the doc being a for-profit project. (Though that theory is unlikely as it sounds like their problems are with a US entity based on the implication that they wanted to do some negotiation in person.)That's what I got from it. They basically said it without saying that SEGA is probably being assholes again.