please watch the series EVERYTHING IS A REMIX.

Here is a link to the site:

http://www.everythingisaremix.info/

I have not had a chance to find the counter argument, I guess it would be “everything is property and shall not be used until the artists life plus 70 years”- can anyone go to the MPAA or DRM sites and find a video, or argumentation supporting that notion?

part 2:

part 3

part 4

watch these videos critically! its such a compelling argument:

Sonnet LIX

If there be nothing new, but that which is
Hath been before, how are our brains beguil’d,
Which labouring for invention bear amiss
The second burthen of a former child.
Oh that record could with a backward look,
Even of five hundred courses of the sun,
Show me your image in some antique book,
Since mind at first in character was done,
That I might see what the old world could say
To this composed wonder of your frame;
Whether we are mended, or where better they,
Or whether revolution be the same.
Oh sure I am the wits of former days,
To subjects worse have given admiring praise.

-william shakespeare

but shakespeare was new! the foundation, the wellspring of our english language (was cervantes, who lived roughly in the same era as shakespeare the same for spanish?)- I would put forth the proposition there are new things under the sun, but that they should not be copyrighted!  the “blue marble” shot of the earth from outer space is one of the most viewed photographs of all time, and it was something new from our era…science can bring us new ideas, notions: but we also need new cultural forms, that do not just remix culture, but build stable bridges into the future…

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