Mash Ups Get Political Backing, Bands Scream Stop!
The British government gives backing to mashup culture, the record industry wants to impose stricter music copyright.
MusicThing points us to an interesting part of Gordon Brown’s annual Budget speech yesterday. It seems that while there will be an increased effort to deter music and film pirates, he also wants make it easier to produce ‘transformative works’. The Times says: “The report suggests that exemptions to copyright law should be allowed for “transformative works”. The Times reports: