Are you one of the many Star Wars fans eagerly awaiting the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story later this month? As you watch – and rewatch – the trailer, take a break to tune into Re:Create’s new Copy This podcast to learn about copyright and the role it’s played in the success of the fan-favorite series. As part of our ongoing work to elevate the discussion around copyright issues, the role copyright plays in our lives, and the need for balanced laws, Re:Create today launched Copy This hosted by writer, director and remixer Kirby Ferguson. The monthly podcast will bring to listeners conversations with some of the leading authors, policy minds, legal experts, and members of the creative community to take on the important questions and topics driving the copyright debate today. Click here for a link to the podcast on iTunes.
The first episode, What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Copyright, features an interview with journalist and science fiction author Cory Doctorow. As the co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of Little Brother, Homeland, and Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, among many other books, Cory shares his perspectives on where copyright is working, where it isn’t, and what changes are needed to catch up to the technological innovations of the digital age.
Starting with the Star Wars series and the anticipated release of the spinoff Rogue One as some of the most well-known remix examples, and culminating with your rights to record videos in your living room and J.K. Rowling’s fight with Amazon to bring her novels to readers, this first episode of Copy This shows how digital innovations are testing copyright law.
Stay tuned for Episode 2 of the Copy This Podcast coming in January!