Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Link for the Day

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. - This is the link for the day, and below I'll just reprint what I typed about the link in Facebook:

This is an important piece from Matt Zoller Seitz, the editor emeritus of The House Next Door, the blog I have contributed to in the past on occasion. It touches on issues of fair use as they apply to the YouTube age, and it demands to be read, contemplated and argued over by anyone who has even a passing interest in intellectual property rights as they apply to new media.


nitesh said...

Surely an important piece to ponder over. Beside did enjoy and loved reading your Godard and Tarantino post a year back.

Kenji Fujishima said...

Thank you nitesh; glad you enjoyed all of that. (I'm certainly not done with Godard yet, either; just saw a new print of his Made in U.S.A. in New York, am hoping to write something about it. His films, love 'em or loathe 'em, are just inexhaustible, to my eyes.)

nitesh said...

Just read your Facebook comment on the film. The world's a small place. I haven't seen Made in USA and don't think would get a chance to see it ever in theaters in India. Yet, Godard does occupy and important place in my cinphilie life and I'm sure for others. As you rightly put, " love'em or laoth e'm, are just inexhaustible".

Beside, here in India we are starting with a film e-zine and also have other plans to build a school of criticism in the country where someone of the highest number of movies are produced each year but critics and cinematic history does not exist. So if you ever feel the need to help us build the revolution or set a foundation, will be glad to have your write on any issues related to cinema. 

You could read our manifesto for a better idea. 

thx again.