Skip Foundation

The mission of the Skip Foundation is to empower and engage people around the world to develop “skips” for multimedia content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.

Think of it like Wikipedia for video content skips.

License

Motion Picture Skips Library by Skip Foundation will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License.

Licensees

Companies like Pure Flix and VidAngel will be the founding licensees of the Skip Foundation’s Intellectual Property (IP).

Agreement for Posting New Skips

When people post new skips,  they will agree to something like the following (a la Wikipedia): 

By publishing changes, you agree to the Terms of Use, and you irrevocably agree to release your contribution under the CC BY-SA 4.0 License and the GFDL. You agree that a hyperlink or URL is sufficient attribution under the Creative Commons license.

Required Intellectual Property

VidAngel is planning to donate the IP necessary to start the Skip Foundation with the approval of the bankruptcy court. The following IP will allow the Skip Foundation to maintain a database of skips and allow the creation of new skips for new titles.

Funding

In order to fund the first year of operation, it is anticipated that the Foundation will require around $300k for development, legal fees and operations. Further funding will come via tax-deductible donations from the community and from companies who benefit from the data resource.

Decision Making

The Skip Foundation will be led by a board of industry and charity representatives. They will appoint leadership for the foundation who will chart the development of the community.

Founding Board of Directors

The initial members of the board are:

Bill Aho

Former CEO of ClearPlay and Managing Director of Protect Family Rights

Michael Scott

CEO of Pure Flix

Bobby Downes

Founder of ChristianCinema.com

Brad Pelo

Entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of i.TV