Posts Tagged ‘copyright’


What is visual research, clearance and copyright – and why should you care?


The NFB, as one of Canada’s most prolific documentary producers, knows that the research, and visual research, invested in a project in the development stage is key to a strong, compelling documentary. Just about every film includes content – photo stills, footage and music – wherein rights need to be cleared before the film is more »

RIP! A Remix Manifesto

Steal Like An Artist: In Defense of the Right to Remix


If, as conventional wisdom has it, “everything has already been done”, what remains, by definition, is rearranging the existing parts. A person who shares this opinion is filmmaker and remixer Kirby Ferguson, the man behind deeply researched and highly entertaining 4-part web series, Everything Is a Remix. So what’s a remix, anyway? According to Ferguson, more »


Friday staff pick: RiP! A Remix Manifesto


Hi everyone! My name’s Kate Ruscito and I’m the newly minted English Community Manager for the NFB. I was asked to do another Friday Cinema post, so I humbly present to you my favorite doc from our vaults: RiP! When I first started working at the NFB, all anyone could talk about was RiP! A more »

How amendments to the Canadian Copyright laws affect you


RiP! A Remix Manifesto (Trailer) by Brett Gaylor, National Film Board of Canada There’s been a lot of talk lately about Bill C-32, the DMCA and all things having to do with copyright. For obvious reasons, it’s a very hot button issue, and  has spurred organizations like The Documentary Organization of Canada and the Canadian more »

Everything you need to know about using copyrighted material in your documentary film


[Invalid Link] The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) released a set of guidelines last week that help filmmakers make sense of how to use copyrighted materials in their films. The Guidelines draw on existing fair dealing provisions set out in the Copyright Act. As it turns out, filmmakers have been spending an unnecessary amount more »

RiP! A Remix Manifesto now available for rent at Blockbuster!


[Invalid Link] Brett Gaylor’s highly-acclaimed, award-winning film Rip! A Remix Manifesto, about copyright and content creation in the digital age, is now available for rent through Blockbuster. This idea of a hybrid distribution model is something we’re really excited about, especially since our first foray into this area involves this particular film. The whole more »

RiP! A Remix Manifesto now online


“A forceful, vibrant and immensely entertaining call to action … This highly sampled film flows seamlessly.” – The Globe and Mail

Remixing Girl Talk

Brett Gaylor’s open-source documentary, RiP: A Remix Manifesto, on copyright and culture premiered last week in Montreal. The screening was an unqualified success and now the film is headed for IDFA in Amsterdam. The film is getting tons of advance buzz. Including Boing Boing, Pitchfork, and a bunch of other awesome blogs. The first question more »