Friday, November 23, 2018

[uelzzuon] a vision of weak copyright

On this popular site, users create 15 to 60 second music videos and share them with each other.  (I wonder if the site was inspired by Harlem Shake.)  It only works because the owners of the music aren't constantly suing the music video creators for copyright infringement (creating a derivative work is copyright infringement).

It's a powerful illustration of what is possible with weak or no copyright: not only is art created, but also culture and community in the mass acts of sharing the derivative works.

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