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Remix and copyright

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“Everything is a remix”. The artistic side of intellectual property Dem bow, Amen break. Soundclash. Versioning. Detournement. Culture jamming. DRM, chip ownership. How to monetize your music.

Related: transcoding.

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Etherington, Ben, and Jarad Zimbler. 2014. “Field, Material, Technique: On Renewing Postcolonial Literary Criticism.” The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 0021989414538435.

Hemphill, C. Scott, and Jeannie Suk. 2008. “Remix and Cultural Production.” Stan. L. Rev. 61: 1227.

Henriques, Julian. 2008. “Sonic Diaspora, Vibrations, and Rhythm: Thinking Through the Sounding of the Jamaican Dancehall Session.” African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 1 (2): 215–36.

Lessig, Lawrence. 2004. “Free (Ing) Culture for Remix.” Utah L. Rev., 961.

———. 2008. “In Defense of Piracy.” Wall Street Journal 11.

Mann, Larisa. 2011. “Decolonizing Networked Technology - Learning from the Street Dance.” SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 1885777. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network.

Manuel, Peter, and Wayne Marshall. 2006. “The Riddim Method: Aesthetics, Practice, and Ownership in Jamaican Dancehall.” Popular Music 25 (03): 447–70.

Marshall, Wayne. 2006. “Bling-Bling for Rastafari: How Jamaicans Deal with Hip-Hop.” Social and Economic Studies, 49–74.

———. 2008. “Dem Bow, Dembow, Dembo: Translation and Transnation in Reggaeton.” Lied Und Populäre Kultur / Song and Popular Culture 53 (January): 131–51.

Marshall, Wayne, and Jayson Beaster-Jones. 2012. “It Takes a Little Lawsuit: The Flowering Garden of Bollywood Exoticism in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility.” South Asian Popular Culture 10 (3): 249–60.

Murray, Laura J. 2009. “RIP: A Remix Manifesto.” Culture Machine, June.

O’Brien, Damien S., and Brian F. Fitzgerald. 2006. “Mashups, Remixes and Copyright Law.” Internet Law Bulletin 9 (2): 17–19.

Reid, Robert. 2012. Year Zero: A Novel. 1st ed. New York: Del Rey Ballantine Books.

Sturm, Bob L. 2012. “A Survey of Evaluation in Music Genre Recognition.” In International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval.