Do you agree with the mashing and remixing of others works while respecting the creator? Why or why not?
It very interesting that many of us share the same idea on the mashing and remixing of others work, yet at the same time giving credit to the owner of that production.
Some beliefs were:
I agree because it gives a chance to connect with others.
Through mashing and remixing we are able to build onto and update the work of another based upon modification.
In doing so there is the possibility of a better product emerging… However, we must acknowledge their efforts and respect intellectual property rights.
Everyone understood the point that Lawrence Lessig was trying to get the mass to understand. The belief that individuals using shared culture to communicate an audience and to mediate a relationship with each other. He quotes from a video by Julian Sanchez explaining what remix is about,
Remix isn’t just about an individual doing something alone in his basement, it becomes an active social community. It doesn’t yield a different kind of product in the end but it potentially changes the way we relate to each other.
The point of mashing and remixing isn’t about changing others work but rather is enhancing in a culture people can relate too.
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 :
You can listen to Lessig describe this here.
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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