Dean Garfield

Jan. 28, 2011

Digital Sampling and Remix Culture: Creativity or Criminality?

How much of someone else’s work should artists be able to use? How much should they pay for it? Is copyright law stuck in the age of analog?

sampling, music, beats, copyright, remix, digital culture, dj

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