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rEmiX ©uLturEs Masterclass with Mark O’Cúlar

Digi-Media @ Digital Skills Academy

20110516

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Masterclass / Workshop
(an introduction to Remix Culture / Free Culture)

This 90 minute class is intended to be a basic introduction to Remix Culture. We will barely scratch the surface. Therefore
this document is intended as an extra if you wish to find out more. The digital version of this document has hyperlinks
enabled so you can jump into the web to explore the subject in your own time.

For the purpose of the class itself we will look at how to acquire found footage for your remixed creations and suggest some
techniques. The origins of remix culture are in Appropriation Art and essentially it is just an extension of this. Appropriation
has alway existed in art, however the legality of such has only become an issue in the last 50 years and even more so in the
internet age as it becomes more widespread.

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TOP LINKS

Walking on Eggshells a 24 minute film about Remix Culture http://is.gd/4Bc4Qe

Illegal Art (Girl Talk, People Like Us, Steinski) http://illegal-art.net/

Everything is a Remix http://www.everythingisaremix.info/

Emergency Broadcast Network http://emn-usa.com/ebn

RiP!: A Remix Manifesto http://ripremix.com/

Sita Sings the Blues http://www.sitasingstheblues.com/

Marshall McLuhan Speaks http://marshallmcluhanspeaks.com

FAIR USE

Centre For Social Media http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/

Info about Fair Use http://www.copynot.org/Pages/Fair%20use.html

Takedown Hall Of Shame | Electronic Frontier Foundation https://www.eff.org/takedowns

Last month (April 2011) Youtube invited people to ask questions about Fair Use to Anthony Falzone and Julie Ahrens of
the Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS)

Youtube blog : Mashups, parodies and lip dubs: Ask a legal expert about Fair use http://is.gd/eAQNE4

Anthony and Julie of CIS answer questions on Fair Use http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S521VcjhvMA

http://fairuse.stanford.edu/ | http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/

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Fair Use in Ireland?

Fair use Category on Eoin O'Dell’s Cearta.ie http://is.gd/DqPZVT

Ireland Looks To Add Fair Use To Copyright Law... And This Is Seen As Radical? http://is.gd/PEH3hy

Some Notable Video Remixes

Cache Rules Everything Around Me by Evan Roth http://www.vimeo.com/14782834

Bush Pilot (with English subtitles) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhqKoqqS0XI

A Fair(y) Use Tale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo

Google Wave Cinema: Pulp Fiction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcxF9oz9Cu0

Dangermouse - Encore http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbXLp2z6xL4

Aha - Take On Me: Literal Video Version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HE9OQ4FnkQ

lots of remix videos are collected here....

http://itison.mirocommunity.org/category/remix-culture

Remixing in other forms

Q&A: Paul Is Undead Author Mashes Zombies With The Beatles http://is.gd/Urgaqu

Remix and the Rouelles of Media Production http://remix.networkedbook.org/

Wikileaks etc remixes by @exiledsurfer http://artificialeyes.tv/blog/2?page=3 and more @ http://artificialeyes.tv/

Situation Room Photo Remix Meme (that recent Whitehouse photograph) http://is.gd/6j9MCL

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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Free Culture by Lawrence Lessig http://www.free-culture.cc/ (free download available)

Remix by Lawrence Lessig http://remix.lessig.org/

The Pirate’s Dilemma by Matt Mason http://thepiratesdilemma.com/ (free download available)

The Public Domain by James Boyle http://www.thepublicdomain.org/ (free download available)

Darknet by JD Lasica http://www.darknet.com/ (free mini book available for download)

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life by Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton http://www.djhistory.com/books/lastnight

SOME RESOURCES

http://creativecommons.org/ Creative Commons

http://ccmixter.org/ samples to make music from

http://www.archive.org lots of Public Domain material

http://remix.nin.com/ Nine Inch Nails invite you to remix their music

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more links of interest

http://appropriationalliance.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appropriation_%28art%29

http://marshallmcluhan.com/

http://www.negativland.com/

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2005/02/dj_foods_raidin.html

http://www.archive.org/details/Despotis1946

http://www.irelantis.com/

Saor Culture Eire / Free Culture Ireland

https://groups.google.com/group/free-culture-ireland

http://saorcultureire.posterous.com/

http://twitter.com/saorcultureire

Mark O’Cúlar aka videoist on Youtube >> http://www.youtube.com/user/videoist

Re-inventing ©ulture (2002)

http://itison.tv/remote1/productions/re-inventing-ullture/

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“To every cow its calf and to every book its copy”

http://www.patentsoffice.ie/en/student_copyright.aspx

For more information on the case of Columcille and a documentary in development about Intellectual Property in the
Information Age, please visit...

http://www.tarasaga.com/news/columcilles-copybook

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What is the future of copyright?
Copyright law is different around the world and there is a need for laws to be harmonised to reflect the digital age. This is
happening, but who does it benefit? Who are the stakeholders and what will the internet of the future look like?

I hope this class has provided some food for thought.

Mark O’Cúlar

May 2011

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