[pp.int.general] RiP: A Remix Manifesto

coretx at piratenpartij.nl coretx at piratenpartij.nl
Tue May 19 06:03:09 CEST 2009

Verry interesting. But please scrap Cory Doctorow from the "interesting"
He insults the pirate partys by calling us for example a bunch of
And not worthy to be taken seriously. Once, i did try to talk to him on a
Picnic panel discussion i went to with Wybo.
When i mentioned being a pirate party member  ( And therefore being there )
, he made the organisation mute the microphone!
While a woman from XS4all took a stand for me, and the rest of the room was
filled with industry puppets...
To make it even more hilarious: the topic was "Creative Money Salon" , and
you can gues the context.

On Mon, 18 May 2009 20:43:23 -0700, Glenn Kerbein
<glenn.kerbein at pirate-party.us> wrote:
> Dear fellow pirates:
> 	A contact on an IRC channel I idle in pointed out a documentary
> recently released and available for download: Brett Gaylor's RiP! A
> Remix Manifeso. I figured
> that since we are all in different time zones or not on IRC constantly
> (myself included), I may as well share my opinion on the matter.
> 	The film is an intricate balance between contemporary remix culture and
> how past media has been remixed. Topics of interest cover Greg Gillis,
> colloquially known as Girl Talk, Cory Doctorow, and Walt Disney. Not
> only does the film cover the overt ignorance towards remixers, but also
> how patent law has stifled scientific research. All in all, I thought
> the film was an excellent watch, but not something completely unique.
> Good Copy, Bad Copy covered this topic in great detail (traveling
> anywhere from Denmark, Nigeria, Baltimore, Sweden, and the UK) and Steal
> This Film 2 touched on the issue. This film hits home for me: the core
> principles of overt, overbroad, copyright breadth is why I am here; I
> may not agree that The Pirate Bay Four should be vindicated, but I agree
> (in one way or another) that the litigation surrounding copyright law
> should be changed for the better.
> 	B-Side and EyeSteelFilm (co-producers) have the film for purchase and
> download for US users only. Gaylor is using the Radiohead method of
> purchase (pay what you want) and has a Screener ISO as well as a .mov of
> the film to download.
> 	I am inclined to hold a screening myself for the film. The idea hasn't
> quite solidified quite yet, though; I'm thinking I'd hold it somewhere
> in Silicon Valley. What better place to show a film about "intellectual
> property" than at the heart of the tech industry. If that doesn't work
> out, I've already begun making a mashup of my own, incorporating
> segments of aforementioned films.

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