Walking On Eggshells: Borrowing Culture in the Remix Age student documentary

Elizabeth Stark sez,

Several students in my Intellectual Property in the Digital Age at Yale recently made this kickass Creative Commons-licensed film on remix culture and appropriation. The film features interviews from DJ Earworm, Jonathan Lethem, DJ Ripley, Eclectic Method, Joy Garnett, Michael Cunningham, and others.

"Walking on Eggshells" is a 24-minute documentary about appropriation, creative influence, re-use and intellectual property in the remix age. It is a conversation among various musicians, visual artists, writers and lawyers, all sharing their views on why and how we use and create culture, and how intellectual property law, originally designed to provide people with incentives to create, sometimes hinders creative production far more than it enhances it.

Walking On Eggshells: Borrowing Culture in the Remix Age (Thanks, Elizabeth)


  1. “Borrowing” culture? After they have made money from other people’s talent, how exactly do they give it back?

    1. The original people make money off of their talent, and so get something back – which is actually better than borrowing, since they never really lost anything in the first place.

  2. What? They didn’t make a film. They just filmed interviews of people, added clips of existing footage, and edited it together. Totally unoriginal.

  3. this is an important topic that needs some serious debate. check out the video i just made on similar subject matter.

  4. Wasn’t this featured on Independent Lens? If not, they must have borrow the idea.

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