Lately I've been trying to remember the name of a sci-fi I move I saw as kid that involved people searching (or moving?) to a new planet as Earth began to succumb to pollution. The few snippets I remember clearly are these:
- A crewman (cadet?) needs to pay for some food using his hand print, but can't because he has low blood pressure, so another crewman helps out by putting his hand on top of the first crewman's hand on the scanner. (I think they also talk about acid rain in this scene...)
- During their voyage, they find a planet with a violent, degenerate (post-apocalyptic?) society - I think I remember something about flames and stadium risers?
- They also encounter a really scary cyborg on a derelict spaceship. (At least, it was really scary to my childhood self.)
I know it's not much to go on - I have no idea how young I was when I saw it. If any of you have any idea what movie (or tv show?) this could be, any illumination would be appreciated!
quote:The Earth Star Voyager is a spaceship sent to another solar system to prepare it for colonization. Earth itself is horribly polluted, so the mission is vitally important. But as the departing starship gets under way, signs begin to emerge that their mission may unwittingly be part of a larger conspiracy.
Since the Disney is (presumably) still the copyright holder, does distribution without permission constitute a copyright infringement? (I think it does...even if Disney won't distribute it, legally, it's their "right" not to distribute...)
But you could record the show (under Fair Use) if it aired again... which it probably won't... so we're stuck (legally) until the show airs again or Disney re-releases it.
That's my limited understanding of legalities here.
Dagonee - care to comment on the situation?
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A copyright holder's failure to keep a work available in print (or digital equivalent) can be a factor in applying the fair use test, usually in educational settings. But, in general, a work going out of print may not be copied/distributed/performed/etc. without violating copyright. When the use is personal entertainment, fair use will seldom apply outside the time- and place-shifting scenarios (I don't count backup/archive as personal entertainment).
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