Thanks to the NFB (National Film Board of Canada) I can finally catch up and watch this documentary directed by Brett Gaylor about the subject of copyright and the music mash-up.
The film mainly follows the artist Girl Talk who has become the poster boy for sample-based songs and whose music is incredibly infectious. You can get his latest effort for free over at Illegal Art
You can watch the whole film above, its about 87min long.
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.