Let’s Talk Remix!

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.

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5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Remix!

  1. I actually like your blog so much, and this post just reminds me why. The clips you have inserted are both engaging and relate to your perception of remixing, also the way you have created a link within your post to allow for further reading on the topic is very well done.

    The language is clear and easy to read while also conveying your exact opinion without any confusion. I also am found of how you have incorporated the topic of copyright into this blog post.

    Maybe at the end of your post have a question for your followers to answer? It could possibly get a discussion going which would be pretty cool. Overall fantastic job, I am impressed. 🙂

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  2. I really enjoyed your post because it was easy to read and understand. I also appreciated the remix youtube clips that you added, which provided great examples for this remix culture that we live in today. I thought it was great how you lightly covered other topics in your post as well, such as, copyright laws and the importance of the audience. I watched this mashup clip the other day in one of my classes that I thought was a great example of remixing other work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI…It seems like in today’s society it is almost impossible not to deal with copyright issues. In 3D printing, my media platform, users are experiencing copyright issues because their digital files are too similar to objects that have already been produced and owned by someone else. It seems like remixing is difficult when dealing with any technology due to copyright laws! Great post and I look forward to reading more 🙂

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  3. I love you’re use of clips. I found them so engaging and explore how remix extends way beyond music or film
    The post was very clear and concise, and I’m glad you included the relevance of copyright. It is something that was discussed in my tutorial as it plays such a significant role in remix culture and can be a nightmare. We discussed how something can be remixed so many times and whether the original should be able to profit off these remixes; i.e. Dracula has been remixed to create Buffy which has been remixed to create Twilight all stemming from one original idea.
    This article http://www.abc.net.au/catapult/indepth/s1645533.htm explain the copyright of remixing in greater detail and if you wanted to look more into the idea of sampling there’s a bunch of information at http://www.abc.net.au/catapult/indepth/s1645533.htm
    Great post!

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  4. Excellent job on this blog post! It was concise and really helped to further develop my understanding on the culture of remixes. The use of your clips were entertaining as well as engaging.

    To further emphasise more on the concept of remixing you could focus on one particular example and further explain it. The week we discussed about controversy and copyright could have tied well together with your argument of ‘when does remixes breach copyright law’. One particular example you could have tied together would be the controversy over the song Blurred Lines. I researched it in one of my blog posts so feel free to check it out! 🙂 This would further reiterate your concept on remixes and what crosses the line between breaking the law or creativity, inevitably making your argument stronger.

    Overall great post!

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