The following statement is from the Executive Producers of EXPELLED: No Intelligence Allowed.
Since we began working on this very interesting project, the producers have been the subject of any number of groundless accusations, most of which we found amusing. The vast majority of these accusations we chose to ignore given that agitation is typical with any provocative documentary. We also recognized that as the film took form, it would specifically disturb a vocal minority of academic elites, and tread on what some people involved with science and academia consider sacred ground. We therefore expected a high level of criticism against the film from this particular group, who view themselves as self appointed gatekeepers. We accepted in good humor many of the crazy insinuations that they made as part of the cost of pursuing our project.
However, the latest claim concerning the copyright status of our proprietary animation is so ridiculous, bogus and misinformed that we must respond. Premise Media invested significant time and money into the research and original creation of the animation used in our film to illustrate cellular activity. Our own team of experts created the highest quality of animation that is available. In fact, the animation we use in the theatrical release of our movie is only a small portion of the animation we have created and plan to use in future projects.
Concerning the intriguing smear campaign being carried on by long term activists on one side of the evolution controversy, we are completely confident of the validity of our copyright on our originally created animation. We can assure any opponents of free speech that the rights granted in the United States Constitution are extraordinarily strong, and most especially strong related to protecting film productions.
We look forward to ordinary Americans from a broad range of backgrounds seeing our film.
The Executive Producers of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.
Following the discovery of the kinesin in the late 1980s there were investigations into the locomotion method used for propulsion giving two models with one being an “inch worm” model and the other being the “hand over hand” model. We illustrate the hand over hand mechanism in the transport of a vesicle.
A variety of papers, micrographs, illustrations and animations with depictions of the cellular transport system of kinesin were used and are freely available on the internet. We invite you to learn more about this incredible little transport engine through the following links:
4 Replies to “EXPELLED Producers respond to Dawkins, Bolinsky, XVIVO, etc. regarding copyright of its animation”
In fact, the animation we use in the theatrical release of our movie is only a small portion of the animation we have created and plan to use in future projects.
It would be wise to screen the extra animation now.
The explantory filter doesn’t give false positives. Without knowing it Bolinski used the explantory filter to make a design inference. It could be stated more formally, and the complexity could be more mathematically rigorous (I’m certain it’s rigorous enough just from the verbal description).
There isn’t 1 chance in 10^150 that the person who created the Expelled animation didn’t look at the Harvard video during the process. Inspiration doesn’t rise to copyright infringement and Harvard is in no position to pursue the matter which will only make Harvard waste money in litigation, come out looking like an ahole for it, and make Premise look like the newest victim of the academic suppression that the film documents.
Mmmm… unless I missed something, none of those web sites contains the 3D structural coordinate information and density maps for kinesin. If their model is as accurate as XVIVO’s, it’s good down to a pretty high resolution. They certainly must have used the actual data to generate the models from scratch.
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