Steal This Riff: How To Fix Copyright Law And Set Musicians Free

The U.S. copyright system is hopelessly broken. It’s an outdated regime, completely unequipped to deal with the realities of a modern world where cheap audiovisual software has made remix artists out of everyone from grade school kids to multiplatinum pop stars.

This used to be a controversial opinion, one you’d usually only hear coming from techno-libertarian bloggers and hard-core hip-hop heads — but as remix culture has crept from the margins into the mainstream, so has the idea of updating our copyright laws to make room for these new types of expression.

Source: MTV

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