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I envisioned This Land Is Mine as the last scene of my potential-possible-maybe- feature film, Seder-Masochism, but it’s the first (and so far only) scene I’ve animated. As the Bible says, ”So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.
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Our first Minute Meme, Copying Is Not Theft, continues its steady spread online. The two versions currently most shared are QuestionCopyright.org’s “official” version, which we unfortunately named “best” instead of “official” (“best” implying a value judgement) and the arrangement by Willbe which uses my original wavery vocals (hence my unfortunate value judgement – the …
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I’ll be there, along with über-talented collaborators Todd Michaelsen and Reena Shah!
No. 543 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Date: Thursday, July 1st
Time: 7:30 PM Musical Performance by Todd Michaelsen and Reena Shah of My Pet Dragon
8pm: Film screening/Q & A
Complimentary bags of popcorn will be served while supplies last
Day Four …
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At last, our “official” version of Copying Is Not Theft, with a fab new arrangement by Nik Phelps!
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Smackdown: Open Source or Closed Doors? (click here to listen)
The director of Sita Sings the Blues, Nina Paley, had to pay $50,000 to use old songs in her animation movie. She then put the movie online for free and turned herself into a free-culture activist. Composer Jaron Lanier was a digital pioneer in the …
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UPDATE: high res video file now on archive.org.
This is a “draft” of our (my and QuestionCopyright.org’s) first Minute Meme. A draft because the audio track is a placeholder, and we’re eager to hear what all you musicians out there can do with it. Also a draft because we need to make a fancier, more …
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This is cool.
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Content is Free, Containers are not; the commerce in mass art is all in the packaging. Hats off to band Weezer for devising the most brilliant CD packaging ever:
It would be even better without the copy restrictions on the content, but they seem to comprehend that those are irrelevant to making money. It’s all …
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Because I’m in France:
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Thanks, Cousin Phil!
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The King and I has some great musical numbers, but overall it’s a pretty dang offensive and stupid movie. Luckily, it’s given a new life by Fagottron:
Fagottron is the same remix artist who gave us the stunning “Alice”:
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