Public Knowledge

Here’s a rather feisty and spirited interview I did with Art Brodsky of Public Knowledge, a “D.C.-based public interest group working to defend citizens’ rights in the emerging digital culture.” It’s very low-res and gritty Skype video, but the message comes through loud and clear.


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

3 thoughts on “Public Knowledge”

  1. Great interview, Nina. Your views on copyright are as insightful and progressive as anything I’ve heard. Keep saying what you’re saying. It’s a worthy cause.

  2. Wow, thanks Nina! This is wonderful. Thank you so much. I’m an animator myself, and I personally feel that inspiration and creativity are very important gifts for humanity that enrich our lives, and that we all suffer when it is commodified and turned into nothing more than a product and a property, and when art is only valuable if it brings in huge sums of money. Unfortunately, many artists have been duped into thinking that copyright laws are their only defense against “the system,” whereas I think copyright laws primarily benefit businessmen that have never created anything in their lives. ART is what enriches society, not money, and we will only have a richer culture when we have a society that allows artists to act on their creativity and inspiration without losing their humanity. Thank you!

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