A remix video of Copyright War


The attitude of both sides (copyright holders and remixers) toward the copyright law are rather different. I think it is very interesting to illustrate it in the video.


Be Serious or be playful?





6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mindy McAdams
    Nov 06, 2010 @ 15:40:18

    I am still laughing as I type this!


  2. Shine Lyui
    Nov 08, 2010 @ 21:10:00

    This is very creative. I like the way you put together the attitudes from the copyright holders and the remixers to deliver your idea. Now let’s get serious about the copyright issue. Personally I believe it is very hard for people who live in the money driven society to have the breadth of mind to allow people to copy their work without permission. I do illegal stuff such as downloading music too, but I have also bought CDs before, though very few of them. Sometimes I wonder how those artists could have become famous if nobody downloaded their songs. Isn’t it true that nobody could afford to buy every CD they want?


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  4. tinamomo
    Nov 09, 2010 @ 21:26:53

    I enjoy your video very much! The way you are putting the materials together is brilliant. You also pointed out the fact that it is a never ending war between copyright holders and remixers. I kind of stand somewhere in the middle, maybe closer to the remixers. I think the creators of intellectual property deserve to be credited, like when we are using someone else’s work, we could make a note. Music and images should not be locked up in a glass box, they belong to the public and i believe one day they will once again become public property.


  5. aflaten
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 00:07:52

    I’m shocked that the “Bed Intruder” song didn’t get utilized in everyone’s remixes…

    So yeah, copyright holders certainly lash out like petulant children sometimes. We all scoff at the way that they sue people for outrageous sums of money for downloading a few songs, or throw out cease-and-desist orders left and right for the most innocuous of cases, like that baby video with the Prince song in the background. It’s completely ridiculous.

    I wonder, however, if one of the reasons behind this behavior is simply the fact that they are largely powerless to do anything about the rampant amounts of piracy that go on throughout the world. It certainly seems to be acts bred of frustration and desperation.

    Something that may be worth remembering is that everything in the world has a cost. All the music, movies, video games, etc. in the world didn’t just pop out of nothingness into existence. There’s a cost involved, be it time or money or whatever, and sometimes the people who front that cost do so with the expectation to make a profit of some sort.

    And when people steal the end product, the investors get pissed off and lash out in stupid ways. Unfortunately, people like the remixers get caught up in the middle.


  6. Carol
    Nov 12, 2010 @ 01:17:03


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