A Remix Weekend: Book And Movie About Remix Culture Released
from the have-fun dept
We just covered Larry Lessig’s recent opinion piece about how to save remix culture (which, tragically, was entitled “a defense of piracy” — which it’s not). However, that was just a teaser from his new book, REMIX, which has now been released. And, of course, true to form, Lessig will soon release a copy of the book online for remixing purposes. And, as Mathew Ingram tells us, today an “open source documentary about copyright and culture” called RiP: A Remix Manifesto is premiering as well. That movie was made, in part, with the help of many people working on making it better. Here’s the trailer:
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Comments on “A Remix Weekend: Book And Movie About Remix Culture Released”
Who decides which books get press (Remix) and which books gets censored (America Deceived)? After all, censorship is becoming America’s favorite past-time. The US gov’t (and their corporate friends), already place protesters in fenced-in cages, ban books like “America Deceived” from Wikipedia, Amazon and Facebook, and shut down Ron Paul. Free Speech forever.
Last link (before Google Books caves to pressure and drops the title):
America Deceived (book)
So I went to go search for the book you are talking about. And first thing I checked was Amazon and found the book easily. So what’s this about the book being banned?
On a similar topic Matt Mason (author of the Pirates Dilemma) is supposed to be working on a full TV series around this.
re: “a defense of piracy” – Just wanted to note, Lessig didn’t get to pick the title of the article.
great trailer. when is it supposed to be released?
I believe it is absolutely terrible and an affront to our society that copyright law requires people to come up with creative works using their own original material. They should be free to use whatever they darn well please.
Original work only..
Except that would have totally killed Disney. Practically every Disney film is based on someone else’s story, and as often as not before that story was even out of copyright. Right from the historic ‘Steamboat Willie’ which was a parody of Steamboat Bill Jr made the same year, truly original stories from Disney are few and far-between.