May 29, 2009 (All day)

9:15pm at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco. This is not an official EFF event, but is so cool we're putting it on the website anyway.

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As part of The Anti-Corporate Film Festival, watch the West Coast Premier of "RIP: A Remix Manifesto," a copyleft call-to-arms featuring Girl Talk, Cory Doctorow, Gilberto Gil, Larry Lessig and others. You can get details at and buy tickets at

From the film's press release:

In the West Coast premiere of this high-energy film, 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 who creates new music by chopping up and re-assembling other people's songs -- and is topping the charts with his sample-based works.

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 (and legendary musician) Gilberto Gil, and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride.

The film itself is a mash-up, as Gaynor shares his raw footage for anyone to remix. This participatory media experiment allows those remixes to become an integral part of the film. With "RiP: A Remix Manifesto", Gaylor and Girl Talk sound an urgent alarm about corporate control over art, culture, creativity, and freedom of expression.

The battle lines have been drawn -- which side of the ideas war are you on?

if you're not in San Francisco, look for other screenings at