Citizens come together to Reimagine Copyright with FreshMedia
Copyright affects us all – artists, musicians, journalists, and anyone who enjoys sharing Facebook posts or YouTube videos with their friends. That was the clear message from last night’s Remix This: A Copyright Cabaret event, which brought together people from all walks of life in an exciting attempt to reimagine the whole concept of copyright.
Over a hundred Vancouverites attended the FreshMedia event in person, and were joined by many more from around the world who followed the discussion live using hashtag #RemixThis on Twitter.
The hilarious duo of Deep Rogue Ram—Heather Libby and Kai Nagata—emceed the night's proceedings. They were joined by a stellar lineup of guest speakers, including Kirby Ferguson (Writer, Director and Filmmaker), Geof Glass (SFU Communications PhD student), Kimberly Baker (local Disciplinary Artist), Martha Rans (Copyright Lawyer and co-founder of Artists’ Legal Outreach), Ellen Broad (Australian Digital Alliance), Erik Ashdown (co-founder of Indiloop), and Rupert Common (Rap Lyricist and Comedian).