Next Tuesday, June 30th, the Disinformation Company will release RIP! A Remix Manifesto, the first-ever documentary made with open source work and remixed media to explore issues of copyright in the information age. To celebrate the release of RIP!, which you can read my review of RIGHT HERE, FilmFetish is giving away five copies of the DVD for readers to enjoy.
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More About RIP!
A true movie for the digital age, RIP is an innovative, surprisingly raucous and energetic documentary exploring the complexities of intellectual property in the era of peer-to-peer file sharing. An audience favorite at film festivals worldwide, this movie-as-mash-up shatters the wall between users and producers, as web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor invites audiences to remix his raw footage (at opensourcecinema.org), allowing them to become part of the film itself.
An Official Selection at SXSW 2009 and the Audience Choice selection at Amsterdam’s International Doc Festival and the Whistler Film Fest, RIP! A Remix Manifesto makes its DVD debut on June 30, 2009. The innovative DVD also offers over 90 minutes of exclusive bonus footage unavailable anywhere else, including nearly 30 minutes of mash-up favorites from OpenSourceCinema.org and beyond. Called “a true work of art that relies on the remix technique at the center of its discussion”, RIP! embraces the debate on accessibility, copyright infringement and artistic freedom and truly challenges the thresholds of fair use.
And while the film offers an intelligent look back at the colorful history of copyright laws, it also illustrates the current simplicity with which digital tracks can be lifted from one source and placed in another. A participatory media experiment from its inception, “RIP!,” says Gaylor “is an attempt to move beyond the traditional relationship of producer and consumer – we want to recognize that this passive era is over…and that the film remains an evolving conversation about intellectual property in the digital age.”