Here's a 24-minute documentary about appropriation, creative influence, re-use and intellectual property in the remix age. It is a conversation among various musicians, visual artists, writers and lawyers, all sharing their views on why and how we use and create culture, and how intellectual property law, originally designed to provide people with incentives to create, sometimes hinders creative production far more than it enhances it.
This film is a final project for the seminar "Intellectual Property in the Digital Age" at Yale University. It's broken up into three parts.
... as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously. -Benjamin Franklin
Whenever there is a conflict between human rights and property rights, human rights must prevail. -Abraham Lincoln
Walking On Eggshells: Borrowing Culture in the Remix Age
Directed and Produced by:
Interviews with (in order of appearance):
DJ Earworm (Jordan Roseman)
DJ Ripley (Larisa Mann)
E. Michael Harrington