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Immerse yourself in the energetic, innovative and potentially illegal world of mash-up media with 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.
Biomedical engineer turned live-performance sensation Girl Talk has received immense commercial and critical success for his mind-blowing sample-based music. Utilizing technical expertise and a ferocious creative streak, Girl Talk repositions popular music to create a wild and edgy dialogue between artists from all genres and eras. But are his practices legal? Do his methods of frenetic appropriation embrace collaboration in its purest sense? Or are they infractions of creative integrity and violations of copyright?
As debates about piracy and intellectual copyright continue to rage in the media, now is an excellent time to revisit this informative documentary. Before the Internet, copyright was relatively straightforward. Now it’s a minefield. Do we need a completely new set of rules?
Watch this fantastic documentary and judge for yourself.