In this video, Lawrence Lessig tries to educate us on the importances and values of building the freedom of limited regulations as well as respecting the creators of many social medias. Lawrence stresses the fact that today many restrictions has been imposed on videos/comments that have been written by people and than been altered or “mashed” by others. He calls this ecology which is respect between two cultures and in this case between the culture of sharing and commercial. He believes that we need the freedom to have commercials and the oppurtunity to build this by using works of others. By this we create two things :
1. Individuals using shared culture to communicate to an audience.
2. Social remix is used to mediate relationships with each other
Another Example here: Walt Disney was known for his works that were also built from past experiences or ideas. All of his great works were things that were in the domain that he “remixed and mashed up” to come up with this add on remix of creativity. He is known as a remix extraordinaire who was attacked by the law “Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act”.
Another famous remixer who created Star Wars, created a website to invite people to use their creativity to produce a new generation of attention towards this extraordinary icon.
In conclusion the key is that a Copyright policy is not just about how to incentivize the production of certain kind of artistic commodity, its is about what level of control we are going to permit exercised over our social reality! If we expand one side then we limit which may be the more important side.
Basically he wants to educate the mass about how social medias have restricted and banned the essential part of our culture and that is the ability to take an individuals work and enhance it and remix it while giving respect to the creator as well as creating something better or different. This mash up he calls it ecology-the relationship between these two cultures that “conservatives” have limited and put many regulations on.
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