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Remixing Remixes

While researching videos for Recut, Reframe, Recycle, I was often struck by the meta verse that exists in the user generated content world. Videos that remix are often being remixed, and the dialogue is ever expanding. The Dramatic Chipmunk meme, for example, is an interesting phenomenon. While conducting our research for Recut, we found that there were over 92 remixes of the "original video" (which was actually a remix of a Japanese television show.)Read more...

Wu and Cotton mix it up over copyright protection in the digital age

There's a really interesting discussion happening on copyright protections in the new era of YouTube and peer to peer networks. The NY Times organized a debate between Rick Cotton, general counsel of NBC Universal, and Professor Tim Wu from Columbia Law School. You can find it here: bits.blogs.nytimes.com.
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Fair Use Goes International

American creators who produce for the international marketplace—and that means most documentarians these days—complain that Fair Use doesn’t cross national borders gracefully. They’re right.
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Takedowns of Online Video--"We Haven't Seen Any Problems"? Look Here

While my colleague Peter Jaszi and I were at the Consumer Electronics Show last week talking about our latest study, Recut, Reframe, Recycle: Quoting Copyrighted Material in User-Generated Video , we pointed out that more was at stake than business models. Read more...

Online Video and Copyright in Vegas

By Pat Aufderheide, Center Director
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