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Creative content: free for everybody or a product of profit?

Canadian videoblogger and filmmaker Brett Gaylor’s feature documentary RiP: A remix manifesto questions whether creativity in the digital age can be considered a crime, at the same time discussing the idea of business model of existing copyright system. But what’s really the idea of illegal? And what could be profitable?

Let’s take as an example the film’s main protagonist Greg Gillis (known as Girl Talk). He is a mash-up artist who takes pieces of well known artist and copyright protected songs, creates his music and make public performances. Is it a creativity or a piracy? Continue reading