Tagged with copyright

Why Isn’t Sampling Fair Use?

I got tired of reading yesterday, but I didn’t want to spoil my momentum on a day I had entirely free, so watched a documentary related to my current emphasis on ‘stuff that complicates copyright.’  The documentary “Copyright Criminals” presents a sympathetic view of sampling, the hip-hop mode of creating songs out of bits and … Continue reading

Lessig’s Code 2.0

I’ve finally finished Lawrence Lessig’s Code 2.0 since getting distracted with Wilde.  It was a good and easy read, if somewhat preachy all the way through.   I especially enjoyed the interesting questions it brought up in light of the recent SOPA debates.  One concept was that of “prior restraint,” which is when the government … Continue reading