Monday, July 1, 2013

Everything Is A Remix

This movie by Kirby Ferguson. posits that the idea of the common good has been overwhelmed by the commoditisation of ideas and the concept of intellectual property.

It remixes (obviously) the established knowledge that nothing is new, and all is built by copying ideas, then tranforming and combining them. But with its numerous contemporary culture references, it is an accessible way to tell an old story about retelling old stories.

The film takes in music, movies, web memes, manufacturing, computer software and culminates in an indictment of today's litigious copyright and patent squabbles. Kirby maintains the intellectual property concept has corrupted the original ideas behind copyright, which was to encourage creativity.

This a consolidated version of a four-part series. For more info, visit Kirby's sit here.

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