Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Series, Week 5: RIP, Remix Manifesto

Our Summer Series at the Lyric continues with RIP: Remix Manifesto, a documentary we are pleased to present in partnership with B-Side.com.

Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers. The film's central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. Is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? You decide. Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride.

Is it art? Or is it copyright infringement? You decide...join us on Monday, June 29 at 7:00pm. $5 at the door.

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