Good Copy Bad Copy2007
GOOD COPY BAD COPY vividly displays the global dillemmas of copyright
law. Who really owns what? And what is the purpose of copyright?
GOOD COPY BAD COPY travels alongside Gnarls Barkley's mega-hit 'Crazy'
to northern Brazil for a local reflavouring and back to remix virtuoso Girl Talk in Pittsburgh. In Sweden, Hollywood henchmen and 'Pirate Bay' followers clash, while in African movie capital 'Nollywood' in Nigeria noone worries about copyright or "piracy". Until now.
“Good Copy Bad Copy”, superb copyright documentary on the remix wars
I just watched “Good Copy Bad Copy”, a stunning Danish documentary on remix culture and copyright, available as a free download. The film skips around the world, showing the changing attitudes toward art and culture in Nigeria, Sweden, Brazil, the UK, and the US, answering statements about incentives and creativity by the MPAA and IFPI by showing us real artists (like Danger Mouse and Girl Talk) making wonderful art that, according to the gangsters in the entertainment industry, no one will make without copyright.
The movie has a very light touch, and a lot of humor. This has been a banner year for copyright documentaries, but this is the best looking of the lot, with superb production values. This is a masterclass on the copyright wars crammed into one hour of video. A must-see.
Cory Doctorow, Boing-Boing
Featuring, in order of appearance:
GIRL TALK, Producer
DR LAWRENCE FERRARA, Director of Music Department NYU
PAUL V LICALSI, Attorney Sonnenschein
JANE PETERER, Bridgeport Music
DR SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN, NYU
DANGER MOUSE, Producer
DAN GLICKMAN, CEO MPAA
ANAKATA, The Pirate Bay
TIAMO, The Pirate Bay
RICK FALKVINGE, The Pirate Party
LAWRENCE LESSIG, Creative Commons
RONALDO LEMOS, Professor of Law FGV Brazil
CHARLES IGWE, Film Producer Lagos Nigeria
MAYO AYILARAN, Copyright Society of Nigeria
OLIVIER CHASTAN, VP Records
JOHN KENNEDY, Chairman IFPI
SHIRA PERLMUTTER, Head of Global Legal Policy IFPI
PETER JENNER, Sincere Management
JOHN BUCKMAN, Magnatune Records
BETO METRALHA, Producer Belem do Para, Brazil
DJ DINHO, Tupinamba Belem do Para, Brazil
RAMON & PEDRO
LEAGUE OF NOBLE PEERS
ATMO / JOHAN SöDERBERG
Sound Post Production:
KIM G HANSEN
REX JIM LAWSON
DR VICTOR OLAIYA
DE LA SOUL