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Remixing vs Copyright

by Naresh Sarwan on July 6, 2010

The DAM Show (the site operated by Peter Krogh, author of The DAM Book) recently posted a video “RIP: A Remix Manifesto” by Canadian Film-maker, Brett Gaylor of EyeSteelFilm which discusses the distinction between what might be termed “creative plagiarism” (or remixing) and more shameless copyright infringement (e.g. illegal DVD distribution) with the assertion that corporate interests seek to criminalise the former as well as the latter and blur the distinction between the two in order to increase revenues.

The film should be of great interest to anyone involved in originating copyrighted material:

…if you make any of your living off the sale or licensing of copyrighted material, then you owe it to yourself to watch this movie.  It will allow you to see how copyright holders are viewed in some circles. (It will make you angry at some points – that’s part of what makes it great agitprop).” [Read More]

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