So we’ve all heard and possible tried to recreate a remix over the years. We’ve heard them mostly through music but also from video clips making a mockery out of well-known TV shows or movies.
But have you ever thought of where they all stem from? Remixes all come from a centered idea, which is then manipulated into a different product, something that continues the story in the light of fanfiction. Which allows for the mass audience to be taken back into the realm of fantasy and imagination through someone else’s views and thoughts. But does that not breach the line of copyright?
When we look at remixes we can see where ideas have been blended and molded together to create something new and different. Yet some do not breach copyright laws, yet others do. The most common placement of copyright laws for remixing is placed on the music industry as seen in this article.
However, though there are many fears on copyright when it comes to remixes, we tend to take the risk as an audience to produce our context onto various media platforms. We do this to allow our voices to be heard and showcase our creativity, as we become a more active audience.
We have soundlessly moved from a read only culture to a read and re-write culture, that has allowed us, the audience to explore and express new mediums and ideas that all link to remixing.