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RE PRESENTATION in the Media #4 Copying & Remixing

Take a look at this video 

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It raises some big issues and perhaps some insights into the way we integrate the creative process as an innovative culture.  Here are 3 videos on the subject of REMIXING thanks to technology the whole philosophy of copyright has gotten a lot more complex. Copyright symbol © from Long & Wall (our text) Copyright The Ownership rights that subsist within a creative work to be recognized as its creator, to decide how the work will be used, and to derive income from that use. EVERYTHING IS A REMIX 1

New Technology requires New Thinking: A key figure in the area of music copyright is Lawrence Lessig who has challenged copy right law with the idea of establishing a Creative Commons that opens access to material previously protected by copyright law from the wiki

Aim and influence

Creative Commons has been described as being at the forefront of the copyleft movement, which seeks to support the building of a richer public domain by providing an alternative to the automatic “all rights reserved” copyright, dubbed “some rights reserved.”[6] David Berry and Giles Moss have credited Creative Commons with generating interest in the issue of intellectual property and contributing to the re-thinking of the role of the “commons” in the “information age“. Beyond that, Creative Commons has provided “institutional, practical and legal support for individuals and groups wishing to experiment and communicate with culture more freely.”[7] Creative Commons attempts to counter what Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons, considers to be a dominant and increasingly restrictive permission culture. Lessig describes this as “a culture in which creators get to create only with the permission of the powerful, or of creators from the past”.[8]Lessig maintains that modern culture is dominated by traditional content distributors in order to maintain and strengthen their monopolies on cultural products such as popular music and popular cinema, and that Creative Commons can provide alternatives to these restrictions.[9][10]  TED talk by Lessig on : remix content & read/write culture Here’s the fundamental issue : What has emerged that is totally new, because of the internet and the pervasive access to technologies of reproduction, is the possibility of copying a copyright content, say a song, and then using that music to express it in a new form, either by altering it musically (say as a DubStep) or by mixing it with a video there by giving it a new meaning. In the history of technology, this is a very recent development but it is now a pervasive trend on the internet. We are a species that assimilate ideas & novelty quickly, its part of our innovation culture, but creative capacity has always been in the hands of the few, until now.


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