January 12, 2009

Why Remix Matters

Compared to many, I have a limited understanding of copyright and copyleft. To add to my confusion is the difference between US and Canadian laws. Having spent some time with Michael Geist, listening to Lawrence Lessig and reading bits and pieces from others, I’m starting to understand the issues a bit better.

I do understand that remix has huge implications for how we learn. The old models of copyright just don’t work today for so many reasons. While debate over ownership and money are at the core of many debates, I like how Stephen Colbert battles Lessig in his usual irreverent way.

Even better are the subsequent remixes.
UPDATE: Thanks to Bill for the comment but you can see the video is no longer available due to copyright issues.  Slightly ironic.

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