RIP! A Remix Manifesto

Director Brett Gaylor
Genre Documentary
Runtime 80 minutes
Supplier NFB and EyeSteelFilms
Festivals/Awards People's Choice Award - Whistler Film Festival 2008
Release Date In theatres on May 6, 2009
DVD/Blu-ray available on November 11, 2010


In RiP: A remix manifesto, 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. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride. A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film. With RiP: A remix manifesto, Gaylor and Girl Talk sound an urgent alarm and draw the lines of battle.

Which side of the ideas war are you on?

People's Choice Award - Whistler Film Festival 2008 

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Cast & Credits

Girl Talk
Cory Doctorow
Lawrence Lessig
Gilberto Gil

Press & Articles

“It's about as edgy and fascinating a glimpse you’ll get into one of the more pressing issues of our Internet Age.” - Montreal Gazette

“'RiP' tears corporate right to entitlement” - Sun Media

“Copyright or wrong? A new documentary wonders: can you really own an idea?” - CBC

RIP! A Remix Manifesto

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