Creative License

Author: Kembrew McLeod
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822348756
Format: PDF
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Draws on interviews with more than 100 musicians, managers, lawyers, journalists, and scholars to critique the music industry s approach to digital sampling.

The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music

Author: Paul Edwards
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250034825
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip-hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip-hop, from its inception up through the current day, in The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music.

Mashup in der Musik

Author: Frédéric Döhl
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839435420
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Sampling - ein Dauerproblem für Ästhetik und Urheberrecht. Am Beispiel des musikalischen Genres des Mashups geht Frédéric Döhl der Frage nach, wann in auditiven digitalen Adaptionskulturen ästhetische Selbstständigkeit entsteht. Selbstständigkeit ist zugleich der Schlüsselbegriff für den Umgang mit Adaptionen im Urheberrecht. Dem ungeachtet findet sich das Mashup insgesamt in der Illegalität wieder. Als Antwort hierauf refokussiert die Studie das Urheberrecht auf den ästhetischen Gehalt des Selbstständigkeitsbegriffs. Dieser flexible Lösungsansatz ermöglicht es, weithin als kulturell bedeutend rezipierte Arbeiten wie das »Grey Album« (2003) von Brian Burton außerhalb der Illegalität zu positionieren - in welche sich Sampling-Praktiken wie das Mashup noch immer ohne Beachtung der kreativen Qualität und kulturellen Relevanz des Einzelfalls gedrängt sehen.

Mashups

Author: Florian Mundhenke
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 365805753X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Mashup hat sich als Begriff eingebürgert für auditiv, visuell, audiovisuell „vermischte“ Neuarrangements, Collagen, Bricolagen in der Musik, in Videos, in Computerspielen, in der (aktuellen Medien-)Kunst, in der Architektur. Es handelt sich um eine Verbindung heterogener Elemente, die etwas (scheinbar) Neues hervorbringen. Im Internet verbinden Websites unterschiedliche Elemente (beispielsweise Musik, Video, Hyperlinks) mit unterschiedlichen Funktionen. Ausgangspunkt für diesen Band ist die These, dass es einerseits mediale und kulturelle Techniken gibt, die diese Form des Mischgenres erst ermöglichen. Andererseits muss berücksichtigt werden, dass die mediale Kompetenz der User exponentiell angestiegen ist und weiter ansteigt. Der Band geht unter anderem der Frage nach, inwieweit es sich bei Mashups um eine qualitativ neue Form der Aneignung und/oder nur eine produktive Auseinandersetzung mit medialen Angeboten handelt.

Die Produktivit t von Musikkulturen

Author: Holger Schwetter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658190183
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Kultur wird in den letzten Jahren verstärkt aus kulturwirtschaftlicher Perspektive betrachtet, dabei gelangen zunehmend Begriffe aus der Wirtschaftswissenschaft in kulturwissenschaftliche Diskurse und erfahren dort Anpassungen und Umdeutungen. Der Band widmet sich den (Entwicklungs-)Dynamiken von Musikkulturen unter dem speziellen Blickwinkel der Produktivität als einem zentralen Begriff ökonomischen Denkens, dessen Verwendung in aktuellen kulturwissenschaftlichen Debatten kaum reflektiert wird. Im Zentrum des Buchs stehen zum einen Begriffsbestimmungen von Produktivität und deren mögliche Erweiterung auf musikbezogene Prozesse. Zum anderen werden Praktiken in neuen und etablierten Musikkulturen sowie deren Rahmenbedingungen auf darin enthaltene oder darauf anwendbare Produktivitätsverständnisse hin untersucht.

Cutting Across Media

Author: Kembrew McLeod
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822348225
Format: PDF, ePub
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The contributors toCutting Across Mediafocus on collage and appropriation art, exploring the legal ramifications of such practices in an age when private companies can own culture using copyright and trademark law. Examining the intersections of the popular and the avant-garde, each essay is implicitly or explicitly concerned with the politics of appropriation art and other forms of collage that intervene in popular media discourses.Cutting Across Mediafeatures some important, eye-popping archival pieces, along with new essays by leading academics, critics, essayists, and artists. It scrutinizes and in some instances illustrates forms of collage and appropriation art such as audio mash-ups, remixed news broadcasts, literary collage, visual collage, and plagiarism-as-art, as well as culture jamming, pranks, and billboard alteration. Among the contributors to the collection are the novelist and essayist Jonathan Lethem, the poet and cultural critic Joshua Clover, the filmmaker Craig Baldwin, the hip-hop historian Jeff Chang, the 'zine-maker and sound collage artist Lloyd Dunn, and Negativland, the infamous collective that was sued in 1992 for sampling U2 in a satirical sound collage. Contributors: Craig Baldwin; David Banash; Marcus Boon; Jeff Chang; Joshua Clover; Lorraine Morales Cox; Lloyd Dunn; Pierre Joris; Douglas Kahn; Rudolf Kuenzli; Rob Latham; Jonathan Lethem; Carrie McLaren; Kembrew McLeod; Negativland ; Philo T. Farnsworth; Davis Schneiderman; Siva Vaidhyanathan; Gábor Vályi; Eva Hemmungs Wirtén

Dynamic Fair Dealing

Author: Rosemary Coombe
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442665629
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dynamic Fair Dealing argues that only a dynamic, flexible, and equitable approach to cultural ownership can accommodate the astonishing range of ways that we create, circulate, manage, attribute, and make use of digital cultural objects. The Canadian legal tradition strives to balance the rights of copyright holders with public needs to engage with copyright protected material, but there is now a substantial gap between what people actually do with cultural forms and how the law understands those practices. Digital technologies continue to shape new forms of cultural production, circulation, and distribution that challenge both the practicality and the desirability of Canada's fair dealing provisions. Dynamic Fair Dealing presents a range of insightful and provocative essays that rethink our relationship to Canadian fair dealing policy. With contributions from scholars, activists, and artists from across disciplines, professions, and creative practices, this book explores the extent to which copyright has expanded into every facet of society and reveals how our capacities to actually deal fairly with cultural goods has suffered in the process. In order to drive conversations about the cultural worlds Canadians imagine, and the policy reforms we need to realize these visions, we need Dynamic Fair Dealing.

The Eureka Myth

Author: Jessica Silbey
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804793530
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Are innovation and creativity helped or hindered by our intellectual property laws? In the two hundred plus years since the Constitution enshrined protections for those who create and innovate, we're still debating the merits of IP laws and whether or not they actually work as intended. Artists, scientists, businesses, and the lawyers who serve them, as well as the Americans who benefit from their creations all still wonder: what facilitates innovation and creativity in our digital age? And what role, if any, do our intellectual property laws play in the growth of innovation and creativity in the United States? Incentivizing the "progress of science and the useful arts" has been the goal of intellectual property law since our constitutional beginnings. The Eureka Myth cuts through the current debates and goes straight to the source: the artists and innovators themselves. Silbey makes sense of the intersections between intellectual property law and creative and innovative activity by centering on the stories told by artists, scientists, their employers, lawyers and managers, describing how and why they create and innovate and whether or how IP law plays a role in their activities. Their employers, business partners, managers, and lawyers also describe their role in facilitating the creative and innovative work. Silbey's connections and distinctions made between the stories and statutes serve to inform present and future innovative and creative communities. Breaking new ground in its examination of the U.S. economy and cultural identity, The Eureka Myth draws out new and surprising conclusions about the sometimes misinterpreted relationships between creativity and intellectual property protections.

Danger Mouse s The Grey Album

Author: Charles Fairchild
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623561590
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book marks the tenth anniversary of The Grey Album. The online release and circulation of what Danger Mouse called his 'art project' was an unexpected watershed in the turn-of-the-century brawls over digital creative practice. The album's suppression inspired widespread digital civil disobedience and brought a series of contests and conflicts over creative autonomy in the online world to mainstream awareness. The Grey Album highlighted, by its very form, the profound changes wrought by the new technology and represented the struggle over the tectonic shifts in the production, distribution and consumption of music. But this is not why it matters. The Grey Album matters because it is more than just a clever, if legally ambiguous, amalgam. It is an important and compelling case study about the status of the album as a cultural form in an era when the album appears to be losing its coherence and power. Perhaps most importantly, The Grey Album matters because it changes how we think about the traditions of musical practice of which it is a part. Danger Mouse created a broad, inventive commentary on forms of musical creativity that have defined all kinds of music for centuries: borrowing, appropriation, homage, derivation, allusion and quotation. The struggle over this album wasn't just about who gets to use new technology and how. The battle over The Grey Album struck at the heart of the very legitimacy of a long recognised and valued form of musical expression: the interpretation of the work of one artist by another.

Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise

Author: Kathy Bowrey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 131606123X
Format: PDF
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Much of the real value in the entertainment industry today lies in franchises – fictional universes, entertainment concepts, reinventions of cultural traditions and celebrity – that create an ongoing presence in the marketplace. The entertainment franchise now shapes the global cultural landscape. However, scholars have devoted little attention to how intellectual property law has changed or is being stretched in practice to accommodate this type of creativity and form of enterprise. Covering law and practice in jurisdictions such as the UK, the EU, the USA, Australia, Spain and the Caribbean, this collection explores the 'fit' of intellectual property laws with specific franchises and tracks the way creators and entrepreneurs work around law's limitations. Case studies include mega-film franchises, fan activity, hip-hop, the management of celebrity reputation, flamenco, 'Disneyfied' theatre, film and television funding, arts festivals and 'carnival in a box'.