This week in BCM112 we looked at remix culture.
As stated in the Lawrence reading, protection and in turn copyright laws, were originally created to produce incentives for artists to create new work and to prevent theft of content. Initially, this method worked well, however not long after the digital age came along, bringing with it numerous new ways to copy things such as music without there being any copyright infringement.
Taking something that already originally existed but altering it was the new norm, and in reference to music and in particular DJ’s, it opened up a whole other world full of new possibilities.
On a regular basis I have the amusement of watching my parents faces shift from confusion to outrage as they hear some old 70’s classics playing on the radio in a new techno beat that my little sister loves.
This YouTube video is a great example –