This terrific series is created by Kirby Ferguson, a New York-based filmmaker. Watch parts two through four |
| Are remixes and mashups the new folk art, or just lazy thievery by know-nothings?
RiP: A Remix Manifesto: "Let web activist
Brett Gaylor and musician Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, serve
as your digital tour guides on a probing investigation into how culture
builds upon culture in the information age."
Copyright Criminals "examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling,
including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law
and money. Computers, mobile phones and other interactive technologies are changing
our relationships with media, blurring the line between producer and
consumer and radically changing what it means to be creative. As artists
find more inventive ways to insert old influences into new material,
COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS poses the question: Can you own a sound?"