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Good Copy Bad Copy – copyright and culture (Danish documentary 2007)

In posse on 2008/08/24 at 3:46 pm

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Good Copy Bad Copy is a beautiful roundup of the current state of copyright and culture. The makers of this Danish documentary went around the world to examine the different ways that people are dealing with copyright nowadays. The situation in Nigeria and Brazil is documented in terms of innovative business models that have developed in response to new technological possibilities and changing markets, while we also get to see Dangermouse just before the Gnarls Barkley craze took hold, and Lawrence Lessig from Creative Commons. “A central point of the documentary is the thesis that creativity itself is on the line and that a balance needs to be struck, or that there is a conflict, between protecting the right of those who own intellectual property and the rights of future generations to create.” If you’re interested in impact that sampling culture has made, this is an excellent movie to watch.


  1. White man robbing black culture again: sign away your rights, folks.

    That Lessig guy shure looks like a dweeb.

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