10/23: Free Movie Night: RiP!: A Remix Manifesto - featuring Girl Talk

RiP!: A Remix Manifesto

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 7:00-8:30 PM
McHenry Library, 4th floor, Room 4286

With cookies and lemonade from Global Village Cafe by Hoffman's

RiP!: A Remix Manifesto is a documentary that explores the the world of mash-up media - is it illegal? Is it art? Is it important? See and hear Girl Talk (mashup artist Gregg Gillis) and his tools in action, and hear lawyers, musicians, and other cultural commentators discuss how copyright law controls how we use existing culture to build new culture.

Why is the system set up the way it is? Does it work? Who is it working for? The movie focuses on music and film, but the arguments about the role of copyright in our society and who should control intellectual property can apply to novels, art, scholarly articles or software - anything covered by copyright law (which is a lot of stuff).

Watch the trailer:http://ripremix.com/

 

This movie is part of Open Access Week 2012