Lessig reports that Robert Greenwald, Producer/Director of the anti-FOX News polemic (and damned fine film) Outfoxed , has released the original interview footage under a Creative Commons license. The footage is available for remix at the Internet Archive and on torrentacracy . Very cool.
Hopefully we’ll see more filmmakers, and especially documentary filmmakers, licensing their source material in order to create a wider variety of works that will help promote discussion and conversation on important issues. Hmmm… does that imply that CC licensing promotes “fair and balanced” coverage of an issue?
On a slightly related note, after seeing Outfoxed, all I want to see is a remix of the Blackeyed Peas hit single “Shut Up” featuring footage of Bill O’Reilly. Now that would be quality entertainment.