Everything Is a Remix: Part 4

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Everything Is a Remix is a sweeping, multipart documentary series about the importance of remixing -- copying, transforming, and combining ideas -- in culture and technology. The fourth and final segment, System Failure, examines the history and incentives that shaped current intellectual property laws, making the argument that they no longer serve their original purpose -- copyright and patent laws block, rather than promote, innovation. The series is directed by Kirby Ferguson, who talks about the project in an interview with the Atlantic Video channel here. Don't miss previous episodes of the series, on music, movies, and technology, here, and Ferguson's infographic take on the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy legislation here.

On the heels of Everything Is a Remix, which was self-funded with the support of viewer contributions, Ferguson is raising funding for his next series on Kickstarter. This Is Not a Conspiracy Theory will use a similar format to discuss politics. For more information, or to support the project, visit the Kickstarter page.

For more Everything Is a Remix videos and background research, see http://www.everythingisaremix.info/

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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