ACTRA is in Ottawa this week for one of its regular lobbying efforts
. Copyright will undoubtedly form part of the effort and will apparently include an unexpected issue. Leah Pinsent is fighting against the Bill C-11 mashup provision, which allows Canadians to create new works for non-commercial purposes with attribution. Pinsent argues that mashups are “morally wrong” and constitute a form of plagiarism. For a different perspective, see RIP: A Remix Manifesto
, one of the most critically lauded films on remix and mashup, funded by the National Film Board and created by Montreal’s Brett Gaylor. Alternatively, see the mashup
created by Toronto’s Josh Raskin, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for his animated short film I Met The Walrus.