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A fascinating lecture about copyright – A Song’s Tale: Mashups, Borrowing, and the Law

10 September 2011 Posted by in category: Internet culture

Professor James Boyle tracks back the origins of a song ("George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People") to show how each song and musical style relies on previous work. Boyle uses this exmaple to explore and hypnotize how copyright law effects, or might effect, the development of culture.

1 Response to “A fascinating lecture about copyright – A Song’s Tale: Mashups, Borrowing, and the Law”

  1. Ofri Raviv 10 September 2011 at 4:00 pm (PERMALINK)

    Boyle’s book ‘The Public Domain’, is great, and you can download it freely from http://www.thepublicdomain.org/download/ . It includes the “George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People” example, and many more, and exaplains beautifully how we got to where we are in Intellectual Property law, and what needs to be done to fix it. Highly recommended read.

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