Brett Gaylor
CAN 2008
86 min

RIP: A Remix Manifesto looks at the war waged between those who want to share ideas versus those who want to sell them. The film starts with pop star and biomedical engineer Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk, as he mashes his way to fame and infamy at the frontiers of today's music scene. Gillis creates elaborate mashups, combining elements of hundreds of existing songs to create new songs. It's the latest spin on an old tradition - artists building on each others - and it's reshaping the musical world by challenging everything we know about copyright. The battle spills over to all aspects of intellectual property: art, technology, biomedical science and beyond - the future is shaping up to be about the ownership of ideas. But what does this mean for the increasing amount of people (and nations) who are labelled \"pirates\" for sharing ideas?

  • Greg Gillis alias Girl Talk
  • Lawrence Lessig
  • Cory Doctorow
  • Gilberto Gil
  • Brett Gaylor
  • Mark Ellam
  • TBC
  • Tony Asimakopoulos
  • Brett Gaylor
  • Olivier Alary
Eyesteelfilm, National Film Board of Canada

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