Monday, July 12, 2010

Good Copy Bad Copy

Good Copy Bad Copy is a documentary based on modern culture and copyright. Some argue that "creativity itself is on the line" with all the restricting copyright rules. When is sampling legal? When is using chord patterns legal? This documentary interviews people with different stands on the issue. Artists interviewed include Girl Talk and DJ Danger Mouse (who himself got in some legal issues with his mashup of the White Album (The Beatles) and Black Album (Jaz Z), popular musicians of the mashup scene who recreate new songs by editing existing songs. The interviews with these artists show a different understanding of copyrights and when copyright should be protected.
A great watch, certainly in times where the MPAA is fining people millions for downloading a few songs.

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