RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2009)




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Filmmaker and Web activist Brett Gaylor explores copyright issues in the information age in this documentary focusing on the controversy surrounding Girl Talk, a popular mash-up artist who takes existing songs and transforms them into something fresh and original. By the mere act of creating his popular, sample-based songs, Girl Talk has incurred the wrath of copyright lawyers across the world. While some celebrate Girl Talk as a true pop-culture innovator, others condemn him as a 21st Century … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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On DVD: Jun 30, 2009
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

A forceful, vibrant and immensely entertaining call to action.

Full Review… | March 13, 2009
Globe and Mail
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A half-baked, poorly argued assault on the very notion of the sanctity of intellectual property posing as cutting-edge cinema.

Full Review… | March 13, 2009
Toronto Star
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A healthy punk attitude informs this documentary.

Full Review… | July 11, 2012

Gaylor shows us a glimpse of what a creatively free world can look like on the artistic scale, via artists like Girl Talk, and on a broader, societal scale via a look at Brazil, which has become a world leader in copyright progressivism.

Full Review… | June 13, 2010

issues are complex and the approaches to the solution are even more so. This film makes it hard to agree with either side.

August 26, 2009

There are better guides to the subject than Gaylor, who discusses everything from Napster to pharmaceutical patents without ever varying his dated we-the-people rhetoric.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
The Age (Australia)

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What a great subject to do a documentary on.

rocko perkovich

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