I guess I think inside the box, but when I think of remixes or reuses I immediately think music… thus; I will be showing an example of remixes with music. All the cool kids know Kanye’s song entitled, “Dark Fantasy” (also know as: “Can We Get Much Higher”), well that amazing hook isn’t all of Kanye’s genius. It’s actually a sample from Mike Oldfield(whoever he is) from his odd song “In High Places.” Kanye wasn’t the brains behind that whole song but does he credit Mike Oldfield? Yes, yes he does… “Contains samples of “In High Places” by Mike Oldfield, under license and courtesy of Mercury Records Limited”(http://hiphop-n-more.com/2010/11/kanye-west-my-beautiful-dark-twisted-fantasy-full-production-credits/) Now to the bigger questions was Kanye’s usage within the “fair-use” copyright standards? My answer to that question is sure, why not? We can sit around and discuss four factors that are supposed to be able to put a value to every situation (1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; 2. The nature of the copyrighted work; 3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and 4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. http://www.bitlaw.com/copyright/fair_use.html) or I can say how I really feel which is creativity flows in all of use nothing we do is ever original. No matter how organic a thought is someone has probably created it… so why not take said creation and make it our own? I 100% feel as long as we give credit where credit is due and we done try to pass something as ours that isn’t then it cool. Looking at we all benefit… Kanye, Mike, the listeners… everyone gets a slice. I agree with the “Eggshells” dude. At some point you’re doing or using something that isn’t 100%. I personally don’t care if Kanye sampled from some guy as long as the song is good and I can jam it doesn’t even matter. I even like Matt Easton’s remix to Kanye’s song. I guess I just don’t mind seeing what someone else can do with the same canvas.
Three different songs with one thing in common; they just want you to jam.