The Complex Problem of Copyright & Culture
I’m not a fan of takedown notices or suing people to the point of destroying their lives for downloading a few songs. One thing I am definitely not a fan of is business putting a stop to cultural and social phenomenon—especially when it doesn’t hurt businesses and can actually be a useful advertising and promotional tool.
This video isn’t what it initially seems to be about. The narrative and explanation of the remix culture comprises the bulk of the video but it’s actually an explanation of how copyright can stifle creativity. It’s deserving of your precious few minutes.