Archive for: Nina Paley

Sunday Funnies

To wrap up the roundtable, some Nina Paley cartoons. The full run of Fluff and a selection of more Nina’s Adventures, along with other cartoons, interviews, and miscellaneous materials related to Sita Sings the Blues, are available at the Internet Archive. Click through the thumbnails below to read. “Art vs. Commerce” from Nina’s Adventures “Sheep […]

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Steal This Blog

I’ve noticed more than a little talk about copyright essentially being created for and serving only the Publisher, and not the Creator. But what if that’s the same person?

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Interview with Nina Paley, Part 2

This is part of a roundtable on copyright and free culture issues. You can read the whole Cuckoo for Copyright roundtable here. ================================= Previously, Part 1. So that’s a pretty good segue into talking about Sita. You’d talked about how traumatic it was to realize that the film was illegal. Can you tell me a […]

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Interview with Nina Paley, Part 1

Nina Paley on copyright and free culture.

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Cuckoo for Copyright: Sita Sings for Your Entertainment

This is part of a roundtable on copyright and free culture issues. You can read the whole Cuckoo for Copyright roundtable here. _______________________ Caro discussed the copyright issues involved in Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues in a post a couple of weeks ago. I’ll quote her summary of the film and it’s relation to […]

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Copyright Kills Culture: Lethem and Paley sing the blues

In 2007, Jonathan Lethem published an extended essay in Harper’s on the nature of creative inspiration and the ways in which all creativity draws on a cultural wellspring of ideas and representations. Called “The Ecstasy of Influence: A Plagiarism” it contains the following passage describing the “open source” culture behind the origins of the Muddy […]

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