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Nina talks copyright

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Nina Paley has become synonymous with her critical view of copyright. She’s also a bold explorer of financial models based on open source. Anyone who’s followed her from the days of her fantastic feature film effort “Rita sings the blues” will know that her openness was at least in part an act of desperation. It’s one of the truly wonderful things about internet culture that her courage has been rewarded.

In light of recent comments by Greg Paul about his artwork, I think this new interview with Nina could be of value to the paleoart community. I doubt there will be much agreement, but it can’t hurt to soak up that energy and to consider alternative mindsets and how they’ve paid off right here, in the real world.

There are 3 Comments to this article

Glendon Mellow says:
03/28/2011

Thanks for posting this David!

I’ll get some popcorn and fire this up.

ScottE says:
03/29/2011

Ditto Glendon’s comment. This was very thought provoking.

d maas says:
03/29/2011

Nina’s been at the forefront of exposing copyright and the copyright lobby as a corporate scam. She took the leap of faith and released her film open source and witnessed a complete boost in both sales and affiliated contracts. It’s really a wonderful story.
Check out her feature length film as well – unbelievable that one person could manage that – and it’s good too.

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