A group of filmmakers has decided to put together an interesting new animated web series called "Copy-Me" all about copying and copyright
-- and more specifically about culture and sharing, and why that's important (while also debunking some of the usual myths about copyright). Among the things they've claimed the series will cover are:
- The importance of the public domain.
- Artists making money without restricting access to their work.
- A bit of copyright history.
- The paradox of originality.
- The state of the Internet today
- The impact of copyright on every single part of society today.
While they're just getting started, it looks like it will be quite interesting. They've also put together an IndieGogo campaign
for folks interested in supporting this project. Here's the intro video the filmmakers have made about the campaign, explaining a bit more of why they're doing this and what they hope to accomplish:
While there have been various other cool projects trying to discuss these issues, from Kirby Ferguson's Everything is a Remix
to Nina Paley's Copying is Not Theft
, the more the merrier in getting past the myths of copyright that a certain industry has been pushing for decades.