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April 1, 2004
Clarke Unhappy with Remixed Campaign Culture
Yesterday, I noted (following Freedom to Tinker) the possibilities of our remixing culture's effects on conventional politics (Remix, Reuse and Vote). At the end of my post I wrote:
Bonus: Many such uses [of remixed culture] in a campaign would be classic examples of fair use both as political commentary and parody. Copyright law would have a hard time stopping such uses.
Apparently, former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke doesn't read Copyfight, as this AP wirestory published an SFGate.com demonstrates (Clarke asks anti-Bush group to pull TV ads with his criticisms). Clarke isn't sure of his legal ground, but he wants everyone to know he is unhappy how his words are being used. Of course, CBS isn't too happy with Moveon.org "using CBS News copyrighted material without permission and to advocate a point of view." Too bad. Get used to it. Welcome to the world of Rip, Remix and Vote.
See also, LawMeme's take (IP Law: Bringing Clarke and Bush Together)
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