Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Video Footage

We don't know why, but it just doesn't. Use Internet Explorer, and email us if you have any trouble.

Our source has sent us video footage of the second half of the show which we have posted online. It is somewhat limited as she did not fix the zoom until a little ways into the show - 6 minutes into the file. However, the audio is still accessible.

We now have video footage of the first half of the show as well.

We have also posted time-codes to help navigate the footage.

Use Internet Explorer to view the video. For some reason FireFox never works.


Grego said...

I would expect this in a red light district but not on a university campus. What is the message these young people are sending to the younger generation? Anything goes? I will pray for Duke University and never recommend Duke to any of the kids in my life!
Grieg Mayberry (52)
Stephenville Texas

Anonymous said...

With all the talk from DSED (and others) about hypocrisy, it might be time to point the finger back at yourself. The last time I checked, it was unethical (if not illegal) to videotape copyrighted performances without permission. For DSED to make the video available (or even to just fail to condemn it) is hypocritical in the extreme.
Oh, and Duke's willingness to host events like this is one of the things that makes Duke such a great university. I would definitely recommend to others to consider attending Duke.
(from a Duke grad student)

Ethical Duke said...

You raise a legitimate question. It seems there were a number of individuals taking pictures and even video footage at the Sex Workers Art Show, but to the best of our knowledge, they have not violated any state or city laws. If the performance is copyrighted, that is news to us, but if that is the case, then we will reconsider our decision to post the material if representatives from SWAS request. However, we also understand that SWAS did not seem averse to people videotaping the show.

From speaking with representatives of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, it seems FIRE actually voiced their legal stance in favor not only of the right for William and Mary students to host the same show, but for the right of people to video tape it and take pictures. We respect FIRE and their pro-bono work on behalf of students nationwide, and so we respect their opinions on this matter. That is a big factor in our decision to post the material.

We are glad you feel such support for Duke, as do we. On principle, we do not object to Duke's willingness to hold events like these as long as Duke is consistent in its positions and fair in its enforcement of Duke's own policies.

As always, we welcome criticism of our own decisions and actions, and we thank you for expressing your opinions and concerns.