DS 106 reverse song

I did the Ds 106 reverse option. The first thing that I did was pick a song that I wanted to reverse. When I found the song that i wanted from youtube I converted it into an mp3 file. Then I upload the song into audacity as a stereo track. Then, I highlighted and reversed the track. Finally I uploaded the track into soundcloud and posted it. I had to give hints on what the song was so one of my hints is the background photo, because it has the artist and is from the the music video. Hopefully you can figure out the song.

Hey, Give That Back Or I’ll Sue!

After reading the article on Richard Prince’s appeals court decision the quote I chose was when it stated that the Supreme Court only defined fair use as needing to “alter the original with ‘new expression, meaning, or message.’” The question also came up in Andy Baio’s article when Stanford’s Fair use Center asked “Has the […]

After reading the article on Richard Prince’s appeals court decision the quote I chose was when it stated that the Supreme Court only defined fair use as needing to “alter the original with ‘new expression, meaning, or message.’” The question also came up in Andy Baio’s article when Stanford’s Fair use Center asked “Has the material you have taken from the original work been transformed by adding new expression or meaning?” I am in between agreeing and disagreeing with this quote because of what it might do for the original and remix artist. Let’s use music for example, I agree with this quote because it allows the new artist to use another artist’s old music to be able to fully express themselves. Let’s face it, no one could be good at everything. I know at times I know what sound I am going for but I just can’t do it myself then I hear another artist’s song and I find exactly what I am looking for. I wouldn’t consider myself to be a singer so if I can find and sample a great r&b artist for a new song, I would love that. This could also be good for the original artist because it keeps their music relevant. It should been seen as an honor that a new artist is so infatuated by your sound that they want to bring it back and use it in their new song. However I disagree with the “new meaning” part of the quote because if I was an artist I would be very upset if someone used my work to display something negative or something that I didn’t agree with.

I think the fair use laws are working, it’s just a matter of for whom they are working. Original artist seem to get all the perks, as they should the law was made to protect them and their work, but I feel that the consequences for the remixing artists are too much. Andy Baio had to pay Maisel a sum of $32,500 because he made a pixel art recreation of the original work. I think it is because of these new artists that a lot of old art is kept alive. With music, if it wasn’t for rap artist like Kanye West, Jay Z, Biggie, Biz Markie, French Montana, a lot of old school songs and “oldies” would be long forgotten. If I were in charge I would make it so that fair use and copyright laws first checked to see if both parties get something good from the sample, or remake. If it is of good service to both then it is okay, if the perks for one side seems more favorable than the other then we can take further look into the case.

An article I found that is related to this topic listed the 25 most notorious uncleared samples in rap history. In this article it talks about how and why these artists haven’t cleared their samples and how they got away with it.

Music Trivia:

Who can give me the name of the artist and song that used that used these samples?

This sample is from 0:53-1:03.

 

This sample can be found at 0:45, 0:47, 0:55, and 1:00.

 

FAIR USE?

Today I did researched on about Andy Baio who was sued by creating a chipmunk tribute to Miles Davis “Kind of Blue”.  Baio said “the fact I settled is not an admission of guilt. My lawyers and I firmly believe that the pixel art is “fair use” least expensive option available”.  I disagree on this […]

Today I did researched on about Andy Baio who was sued by creating a chipmunk tribute to Miles Davis “Kind of Blue”.  Baio said “the fact I settled is not an admission of guilt. My lawyers and I firmly believe that the pixel art is “fair use” least expensive option available”.  I disagree on this because Baio is fair use, he shouldn’t get sued the original copy and his own company has a major difference. Baio made some changes on the original and that shouldn’t lead to being sued.

As for artist Richard Prince he had a twist in his case, the first few court trials the jury sided with Patrick Cariou the photographer. Prince said ” he had no interest in the original meaning of the photographs he used.”  I agree with Prince because he only used imagery on the picture to make the picture in a light note making it not too serious. I believe the law around fair use is working in the first few years but now its been slowly not being that effective like it once was, as technology advances fair use has become a more vague topic. Technology allow the freedom for people and I believe fair use should be more specific.

COPYRIGHT

I believe copyright is a document or music or audio someone worked very hard on and its rightfully theirs so they should have a label on them that they are theirs and no one should take it without advising that person. There is copyright so the author could have credit for their work, people should […]

I believe copyright is a document or music or audio someone worked very hard on and its rightfully theirs so they should have a label on them that they are theirs and no one should take it without advising that person. There is copyright so the author could have credit for their work, people should think carefully of when they use the copyrights sharing and re sharing other works. I believe fair use is when you notify the owner of the copyrights that they could share their work and give credit to the owner.

In Larry Lessig’s TEDTalk,  one quote he said inspires me which is “Anyone with 15,000 computer can who can take sounds and images from the culture around us and use it to say things differently. These tools of creativity have become tools of speech, a literacy for this generation, this is how our kids speak, it is how our kids think, is what your kids are” This quote is very compelling because it is very true, in earlier days when we still don’t have a computer our creativity is drafted but now when we have the computer and we learn what we can from technology, those imaginations are helped established by computers. Our creativity expands and we discover much more than we can imagine and in this generation mostly about of our education or social daily life, a big portion is based on the technology. Technology is what our generation is focused on and our creativity are established by technology.

An amazing speech

Today I saw an amazing speech by Gardner Campbell, at first I thought it be an hour and half of boring speech but this turned out to be amazing interesting. His way of speech is interesting and those powerpoint slides is super interesting. His speech also contains comedy in there to help the crowd understand […]

Today I saw an amazing speech by Gardner Campbell, at first I thought it be an hour and half of boring speech but this turned out to be amazing interesting. His way of speech is interesting and those powerpoint slides is super interesting. His speech also contains comedy in there to help the crowd understand better and made me question a lot of things. One quote means the most to me is “Today’s technologies and their consequent environments succeed each other so rapidly that one environment makes us aware of the next. Technologies begin to perform the function of art in making us aware of the psychic and social consequences of technology….We are entering the new age of education that is programmed for discovery rather than instruction.”

This quote is meaningful to me because every year new technology comes out for example iPhone 6 just came before everyone was thrilled about the Galaxy S5. Then when the iPhone 6 came out the Galaxy has been slowly less popular everyone went to iPhone 6 to see what new functions they have. We are now discovering many things by our own and not standing there and listening to instruction and tell  us what we can do and not do, we discover those ideas ourselves and if we fail we just made an mistake. Those mistakes just make our discovery much better. apple