It will take many months to actually get the contracts from them, and I still need to raise about $45,000 to pay for this limited permission, but films are customarily released right after approvals; Sita Sings the Blues is more or less decriminalized at this point. So it’s time to release her! I have to update the credits and sound designer Greg Sextro is doing some final tweaking of the audio, but we’re hoping to have the film online and free under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License in about a month.If all Sita related copyright talk has you more interested in legal rights around derivative artistic works Techdirt has some additional posts in keeping with their never-ending interest in the subject.
Nina Paley's blog recently shared some good news. Looks as though they're making good with all approvals sorted out except for one song - and it sounds hopeful. Originally I was thinking the best shot to see it again (and share with friends) would be to have someone record it in NYC off PBS. But it's looking as though that won't be necessary. Here's a quick summary directly from Nina.