Copywrite. We all know (or at least should) what it is. However, in the era we currently belong to, remix culture is so prevalent in the online community. One of the big questions that have been proposed in the past few years is, how do we protect copywrite in a digital age?
It is a question that I cannot personally answer, especially when it is so simple to cut, copy and paste. Remix culture is turning copywrite upside down and it showcases that anything can be remixed.
One of the biggest meme phenomena of the past few years has been the mii channel music we all loved and hated as a child when playing on our Nintendo Wii. This music is and their concepts are in fact copyrighted, however, this could not stop me from chucking some music clips together and making it mine.
But is this really mine now? This is exactly the problem we now face in a digital world. It may seem like my own artistic creation but it’s really a cheap knock-off of an original masterpiece (if you can call Wii music a masterpiece that is)