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Why Loosened Copyright Will Encourage Creativity…

…in the music industry.

Inspired by a copyright discussion in an interview I had today, I remembered the important history lesson from the video above. The second half gives proof as to why loosened copyright laws in music will encourage creativity. Music startups like Mixcloud are at the forefront of a push for increased access to tunes. Increased access is giving listeners a plethora of influences from which to be inspired – heightening the opportunity for originality through variety and assimilation. This is why Laurence Lessig and Creative Commons points to the future. Lessig acolyteGirl Talk and his pay-what-you-want album Feed the Animals is what pop music should have been since the 80s, were it not for stringent copyright laws:


Yes, the video avoids the UK YooToob ban – because it’s licensed through Creative Commons! Also, go check out (trailer here) the first open source documentary, which is about all of this – RiP: A Remix Manifesto.

The Amen break is still in full effect today, with the big tune of the moment making explicit reference at about 4:10:

http://kiwi6.com/upload/hotlink?id=0jr72yo5 La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream Let’s Get Ravey Remix)

Or was that the last moment? Foamo has already given an entirely different take, with a the remix of the remix:

http://kiwi6.com/upload/hotlink?id=l0x0fmj2La Roux – In For The Kill (Foamo’s Skream Remix Bootleg)

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