|Supplier||NFB and EyeSteelFilms|
|Festivals/Awards||People's Choice Award - Whistler Film Festival 2008|
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 opensourcecinema.org, 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
“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