In this program (see lead link http://www.wpr.org/book/080720a.html*) host Steve Paulson talks to Paul Miller, the “unofficial spokesman for remix culture in his persona as DJ Spooky”, and to Lawrence Lessig, a law professor at Stanford University and the founder of Creative Commons.
“Mash-up” is a not-so-new art form that has become more visible as a result of the proliferation of digital media and the internet. The use of existing works of art to create “new” works of art (Rip, Mix and Burn) raises copyright issues. Lessig: “I’m not an abolitionist…. but copyright is over regulated“.
Lessig’s latest book, “Code: Version 2.0”, is available for free under a Creative Commons licensing agreement. To download and/or remix: http://codev2.cc/download+remix/
Post written by Peter Bloch, consultant to CAS-IP
(*From my European location I cannot listen to the programme. I suspect its a geographical restriction for copyright reasons.. sigh…., Kay)