Public Knowledge, a Washington, D.C.-based public interest group working to defend citizens’ rights in the digital culture, has just done a four part “TV” series called, “We Are Creators, Too.”
Part One features Nina Paley, the brilliant independent filmmaker and animator who made Sita Sings The Blues, whose release was tied up over music rights: while the actual recordings she used (from 1927) were in the public domain, the “sync licenses” were exorbitant.
Parts Two and Three feature Elisa Kreisinger and Jonathan McIntosh of Political Remix Video; Elisa’s political remixes, including “Queer Housewives of New York City (Real Housewives Remix)”, can be found at elisakreisinger.com; Jonathan’s political remixes, including, “So You Think You Can Be President?” and the recent “Buffy vs. Edward” can be found at rebelliouspixels.com.
Part Four features OTW board member Francesca Coppa talking about vidding and vid culture, as well as the work of the OTW. (Francesca was also recently interviewed over at Geek Feminism, where she talks about the Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, and where the OTW is vis a vis a vidding archive.)