Tuesday, May 24, 2011

War of Ideas About Copyright

A documentary by Brett Gaylor
about copyright and remix culture.
In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.
The film's central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride.
“Infamous and brilliant” – Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
“A knockout.” – Brian Johnson, McLeans
“A forceful, vibrant, and immensely entertaining call to action.” – The Globe and Mail
“A film you can dance to.” – Filmmaker Magazine
“Top Ten Music Docs of 2009” – Spin Magazine
“Brett Gaylor walks the walk.” – WIRED
“The sexiest film about copyright infringement I've ever seen.” – Jian Ghomeshi, CBC Q

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