File-sharers & copyleft artists that fight intellectual property law & digital rights management.
With a great sense of humour Creative Commons Australia introduces Mayer, a vivid boy, and Bettle, a very curious girl. The unbelief and questioning of Bettle force Mayer to explain her what Creative Commons licences are and what you can do with music once it adopts such a licence.
Eva, Niki, Tomo & Ancor are taping a demo of their songs to make their entrance in the music market. They interview several persons and entities related with the music industry and copyright administration, and are looking for the option that best fits their situation and a market transformed by new technologies.
Sonic Outlaws is a fragmented, anarchic documentary on the recording and performance group Negativland, who mixed a pirated audiotape of radio personality Casey Kasem with samples from a U2 song, and put out a single with a picture of the U-2 spy plane on its cover. U2’s label, Island Records, charged Negativland with copyright and trademark infringement for appropriating the letter U and the number 2, even though U2 had in turn borrowed its name from the Central Intelligence Agency. SST then dropped Negativland, suppressed the record and demanded that the group pay legal fees.
Burnstation is a mobile copy station of free distribution of music and audio. Above all, it is a social event where people come to select, listen and copy label
and net radio files with a copyleft licence.