Whose Text Is It Anyway? Of Editions and Remixes

Haven’t been able to write much this week due to a combination of out of town company (fun!) and car trouble (not at all fun). But last night I had a moment to scan through the NY Times just to catch up on what was going on. I always check out the Op-Ed page and the Letters to the Editor, one of my favorite parts of any newspaper. Yesterday, there was a letter in response to an article that the Times recently published that just got under my skin. I’ve been dwelling on it since last night, so it’s time to try to make these random thoughts a bit more coherent. Intrigued? Curious? Dying to know what got me so riled up?

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Get RIP(ped)!

Believe it or not, I got in a little “work” during the Athfest-ivities last weekend. Taking a break on Saturday afternoon from the crippling Georgia heat, I retreated to Cine, Athens’ cool (literally, thank the gods!)  independent movie theater, which was featuring a number of rock docs as part of the weekend’s events. I caught the free showing of RiP: A Remix Manifesto, a film by Brett Gaylor that takes a look at how the age of digital music has opened a can of copyright worms.

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