Copyright and Fair Use in Remix

From Alarmism to Action

Authored by: Patricia Aufderheide

The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies

Print publication date:  December  2014
Online publication date:  November  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415716253
eBook ISBN: 9781315879994
Adobe ISBN: 9781134748747

10.4324/9781315879994.ch19

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

Video remixing has grown rapidly from a semiexpert act to a broadly participatory one infusing daily life. Its growth has been pervaded with a discourse of criminality, with practitioners who proudly call themselves pirates, showcases with names like “Illegal Art,” endless listserv discussions of often-bogus copyright lore, and meaningless but well-intentioned placatory messages on YouTube denying any intent to infringe. This has been accompanied by corporate alarmism around piracy, takedown notices online that do not distinguish between legal and illegal uses of unlicensed material, inappropriate cease-and-desist letters, overreaching terms of service, and sometimes-confusing and categorical warnings against copying. 1

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.