Youth II

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RIP: A Remix Manifesto

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 31, 2015

I’m with you guys—the concept of the commons, how there’s art in receiving and joy and freedom in reshaping, the need for an alternative to or the actual destruction of corporate method and its legion of attendant, dehumanizing corporate attitudes. True, and convincingly communicated. Some of the historical summaries and legal analyses (the shifting of copyright law, the extension of intellectual property into eternity) are really helpful. Annoyingly communicated, though! That’s in two parts. Everyone here is so smug! Let’s not give horrible Conservatives too much the benefit of a doubt, but this frequent-to-the-point-of-ubiquitous liberal sin tempts them excessively, and is objectionable in its own right. Second, geeks! Could they not have recruited a taciturn, individualistic, heroic figure to embody and articulate their argument?