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RiP!: A Remix Manifesto

Blog | October 5, 2010 | Updated: June 27, 2012 | Posted by Basilisk

I recently had the pleasure of watching RiP!: A Remix Manifesto, a documentary about culture, copyright, and creativity in the 21st century directed by Canadian filmmaker Brett Gaylor. The main focus of the film is Girl Talk, a mash-up artist, though you will also hear from Lawrence Lessig, co-founder of the Creative Commons (and a huge inspiration for developing this web site), and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow. Copyright law might seem like a dry subject but the visual presentation of this film is positively electric–you won’t be bored! Watch the entire documentary in HD at the National Film Board of Canada and visit Open Source Cinema to scope out fan-made remixes. Finally, here’s a trailer to give you a small sample of what it’s all about: