I’ve been reading and watching a lot on copyright laws recently and it is utterly fascinating.
Probably the best movie I’ve seen so far is the documentary, RiP! A Remix Manifesto. The director, Brett Gaylor, not only made a great piece on the stifling effect copyright law has on creativity in this country, but he also started Open Source, which encourages remixing and expanding upon videos. The below video is footage of Girl Talk from the film that was remixed.
Good Copy, Bad Copy‘s another good movie to watch.
Also, be sure to visit the Creative Commons site.
And thanks to Drew for sending me an essay by Cory Doctorow entitled Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future. Cory appears in “RiP!” and is co-editor over at Boing Boing. I’m super excited to start reading that.
Remix and rejoice!