British Universities Film & Video Council

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Good Copy Bad Copy

Synopsis
A documentary discussing the current state of copyright, piracy and free culture in the context of the internet. It features interviews with many people with various perspectives on copyright, including copyright lawyers, music producers and controversial music artists such as Girl Talk and Danger Mouse. The interviews with artists reveal an emerging understanding of digital works and the obstacle to their authoring that copyright presents. Originally created for the Danish National Broadcasting Television network, the film was subsequently released for free on the internet. It first appeared on The Pirate Bay and was then officially released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license on the Blip.tv video sharing site.

Features contributions by 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), Oliver 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 Belém do Pará Brazil)
DJ Dinho (Tupinambá Belém do Pará Brazil). 59 minutes.
Language
English
Country
Denmark
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2007
Notes
Likely to be released on DVD in 2008.

Also streamed from GCBC site at blip.tv are separate early video interviews for the project with Paul Gerhardt on the BBC Creative Archive, Larry Lessig (Creative Commons/Stanford Center for Internet and Society)) on Archives, and Yochai Benkler (Yale Law School) on the economics of sharing.
Subjects
Film studies; Law; Media studies; Music
Keywords
copyright law; Internet; music industry; digital technology; film piracy; digital rights management

Online availability

URI
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4323661317653995812 or http://www.goodcopybadcopy.net/ or http://goodcopybadcopy.blip.tv/#364089
Price
donation
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Director
Andreas Johnsen; Henrik Moltke; Ralf Christensen

Distributor

Name

Blip.tv

Name

Goodcopybadcopy.net

Web
http://www.goodcopybadcopy.net/ External site opens in new window
Name

Google Video

Web
http://video.google.com/ External site opens in new window

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