RIP: A Remix Manifesto is a great documentary about copyright issues in the Internet Age. The documentary is particularly interested in the legal gray area of remixing existing works. You can download the movie at http://www.ripremix.com/ and pay what you want for it.
Grett Gaylor, the director, also created http://www.opensourcecinema.org/ where you can use the footage and remix the documentary the way you want.
Grett Gaylor will participate in a panel discussion among filmmakers, including Good Copy Bad Copy’s Henrik Moltke and STEAL THIS FILM’s Jamie King at the Open Video Conference.
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.A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at opensourcecinema.org, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film. With RiP: A remix manifesto, Gaylor and Girl Talk sound an urgent alarm and draw the lines of battle.Which side of the ideas war are you on?
Professor Matthew Soar at Concordia University in Montréal, as a contribution to the Open Source Cinema Project, teamed with his students and spent what he describes as “three very intensive weeks rotoscoping a concert video” of Girl Talk. They were, he says, inspired by Bob Sabiston’s digital rotoscoping (Snack and Drink, Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly), and by Christine Harold’s OurSpace: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture, a textbook used for his communications course.