Films rond copyright, copyleft, open source movies, creatief hergebruik, mashup culture etcetera.

TPB AFK The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard – documentaire (2013) van Simon Klose die de oprichters van The Pirate Bay volgt tijdens hun proces in Zweden, waar ze veroordeeld werden voor grootschalige copyrightinbreuken. De documentaire biedt een blik achter de schermen en roept belangrijke vragen op over de houdbaarheid van het klassieke copyrightdenken in de 21ste eeuw.

PressPausePlay (2012) stelt de vraag of onze digitale cultuur ook betere kunst voortbrengt. Of verdrinkt het talent in al die onbeperkte mogelijkheden? De documentairemakers stellen de vraag aan hedendaagse creatievelingen.

But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

The Internet is Closing Down (2012) is een korte documentaire van de Roemeense regisseur Alex Lungu over het verband tussen file sharing en intellectueel eigendom.

In RiP: A remix manifesto (2008), Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride.

Extra: Want a Remix Manifesto? Name Your Price, Says RiP Director. Wired had een uitgebreid gesprek met filmmaker Brett Gaylor.

Walking on Eggshells (2010) is 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.
De regie was in handen van Jacob Albert, Ryan Beauchamp en Brendan Schlagel.

Steal This Film (2006) is a film series documenting the movement against intellectual property, produced by The League of Noble Peers. Part One, released in 2006, takes account of the prominent players in the Swedish piracy culture: The Pirate Bay, Piratbyran, and the Pirate Party. Part 2 draws parallels between the impact of the printing press and the internet in terms of making information accessible beyond a privileged group or “controllers”.

Good Copy Bad Copy (2007) – A documentary about copyright and culture in the context of Internet, peer-to-peer file sharing and other technological advances, directed by Andreas Johnsen, Ralf Christensen, and Henrik Moltke. It features interviews with many people with various perspectives on copyright, including copyright lawyers, producers, artists and filesharing service providers. 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.