Week 2 - Discussion 2-Copyright, Mashups, and Creative Commons

Week 2 - Discussion 2-Copyright, Mashups, and Creative Commons

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First, learn about Creative Commons and Read/Write Culture through the following three videos: A Shared Culture Wanna Work Together? Lawrence Lessig: Re-examining the remix You have seen how digital technology like YouTube allows people to easily create mashups and remixes - hybrid songs and/or videos through a combination of pieces of many other songs and videos and/or original content - which can violate copyright laws. Do you think the law should allow these kinds of creative expressions? Why? How can creative culture of user generated content be revived? Why is it important? Or not? Is Creative Commons good for copyright holders and market competition? Why? Or not? How should these intellectual property rights of people who create images, videos, and music be protected? Why is it necessary? Should digital rights management (DRM) technologies be utilized? Why? This is something that is currently in the media. The government is trying to sensor what is allowed to be placed on the internet just like they have done to the radio and the television. My moto is if you don’t like
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