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Hacking pop culture - transforming mass media. Ds106: Ranting about Remix. Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creator Should Remember But We Often Forget. By Maria Popova What T.S.

Austin Kleon on 10 Things Every Creator Should Remember But We Often Forget

Eliot has to do with genetics and the optimal investment theory for your intellectual life. Much has been said about the secrets of creativity and where good ideas come from, but most of that wisdom can be lost on young minds just dipping their toes in the vast and tumultuous ocean of self-initiated creation. Some time ago, artist and writer Austin Kleon — one of my favorite thinkers, a keen observer of and participant in the creative economy of the digital age — was invited to give a talk to students, the backbone for which was a list of 10 things he wished he’d heard as a young creator: So widely did the talk resonate that Kleon decided to deepen and enrich its message in Steal Like an Artist — an intelligent and articulate manifesto for the era of combinatorial creativity and remix culture that’s part 344 Questions, part Everything is a Remix, part The Gift, at once borrowed and entirely original.

The book opens with a timeless T.S. Donating = Loving. Archivio » Regressive and Reflexive Mashups in Sampling Culture, by Eduardo Navas. Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel some time in the early days of hip hop.

Archivio » Regressive and Reflexive Mashups in Sampling Culture, by Eduardo Navas

Image source: Update as of 8/13/10. The revised version of this text is now available online as Remix Theory post 444. Update as of 4/29/10: This text has been revised for the book publication Mashup Cultures. In the revised print version, I introduce a series of new terms along with a diagram. This text was published on June 25, 2007 in Vague Terrain Journal as a contribution to the issue titled Sample Culture. Watch. Everything is a Remix « rwxweb. Mashup: A Fair Use Defense. Mashup, a style of music that combines samples from various songs, would appear to many to be the epitome of copyright infringement.

Mashup: A Fair Use Defense

In fact, a 2005 court case, Bridgeport v. Dimension, deemed the unauthorized use of even one second of a sample to be copyright infringement. Since mashup blends several samples over the course of any one song, it must certainly be copyright infringement. Right? Not so fast. Judges do make mistakes, and no court decision is set in stone, so it is worth considering whether a legitimate legal defense could be made on behalf of the mashup artist. Fair use is a legal doctrine meant to protect works deemed valuable for society, often shielding works involving first amendment expression, such as parodies. I will now show one reason why mashup could be considered fair use. For this hypothetical fair use defense, let’s delve into the transformative nature of mashup music. Nonetheless, mashup can be incredibly transformative for another important reason.

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