Sunday, June 28, 2009


If you've never seen it, Spin, by film-maker Brian Springer, is a brilliant essay on the art of political spin. Created over a dozen years ago it's still relevant today.

It's part of the Illegal Art Exhibit, which features a number of works considered "illegal" because of various copyright encumbrances (Spin makes use of pirated, raw unedited network satellite feeds). It's yet another example of how copyright law has been twisted to all sorts of purposes not intended by by our nation's founders.

This is the brainchild of StayFree! a non-profit magazine founded by Carrie McLaren in 1992 about the politics of culture.

Check the other stuff on the Illegal Art site - worth your time. Spin and other films can be downloaded from

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