Monday, 5 October 2009

Sampling, Mash-ups.. and copyright

Making music ain't what it used to be.... 

"The ones who are mad to live" have a closer look at how sampling and re-mixing has changed how music is created -  and challenges the relevance of tradional copyright. It includes some interesting embedded video and this succint quote by Johnathan Zittrain, professor of internet law at Harvard Law School.
"..copyright law was written with a particular form of industry in mind. The flourishing of information technology gives amateurs and homerecording artists powerful tools to build and share interesting, transformative, and socially valuable art drawn from pieces of popular cultures. There’s no place to plug such an important cultural sea change into the current legal regime."

Piratpartiet & The Pirate Party -  Working for copyright reform

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