02 September 2009

To rip, or not to rip?


Today, hulu.com posted a documentary called "RiP! A Remix Manifesto" about the ethics of ripping tracks for the purpose of remixing and re-creating them, as well as file sharing. Being that this is a topic close to our hearts (and rapidly thinning wallets), the future of how music is copyrighted is at stake. Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis is interviewed about "challenging the thresholds of fair use." Nice.

The film's official description:

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.

Watch here: RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Girl Talk - Bounce That.mp3

One note about the fact that this feature film is only available to be streamed, and for a limited time: Legal serendipity?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice movie.

I paid what I wanted for this film and downloaded it right on their website.

http://www.ripremix.com/

June said...

Oh excellent! I'll add that link, thanks :)

Frayed Edge said...

Damn, im un the UK and Hulu doesn't stream here. I have the same problem with the Daily Show. How about that for a thesis chapter - "Regional access shapes cultual boundaries" or, er something. Because even though digital media breaks down boundaries, as i can sadly only imagine is at the crux of the video, it also creates boundaries too.

Anonymous said...

You don't have to watch it on Hulu, you can watch it here...

www.nfb.ca

I don't know if maybe that will work out better or not.