RiP! A Remix Manifesto now online

Reviews

Brett Gaylor’s feature documentary RiP! A Remix Manifesto is now available for viewing in our online Screening Room.

Called “a forceful, vibrant and immensely entertaining call to action” by the Globe and Mail and “about as edgy and fascinating a glimpse you’ll get into one of the more pressing issues of our Internet Age” by the Montreal Gazette, the film has already opened theatrically in Montreal and Toronto and will open in Winnipeg on March 18, followed by runs in Vancouver and Calgary starting March 20.

Raising the question of copyright and content creation in the digital age, the film uses Girl Talk, a mash-up artist, as its central protagonist. Guiding us through the complex and convoluted legal tangle that surrounds ownership, both Girl Talk and Gaylor make their argument for a re-thinking of our attitudes towards intellectual property.

No matter which side of the debate you fall on, this is a great film that’s highly enjoyable to watch. Both Gaylor and Girl Talk, along with Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig, are engaging, entertaining and know how to make you think about the issue.

So sit back, enjoy the film and then let us know what you think…

(Note: To watch the entire film, click here. )

For more about the film, read an interview with director Brett Gaylor and visit the RiP! Web site. You can also participate in the remix by visiting opensourcecinema.org.