January 12, 2009  ·  Lessig

So here’s an update on the Remix COLBERT/lessig project.

As I first reported, after the event, I was sent some very cool remixes. They’re available in my first blog entry about the show.

Then ccMixter — Creative Commons fantastic remix site, that allows you to track who remixed what — launched a remix thread. You can see those here.

Then this morning I saw the link to the IndabaMusic site, which is running a contest around the clip. There are now about 20 remixes available, and more than 100 in the works. You can see those here.

All of the remixes in the ccMixter/IndabaMusic domains are CC licensed. The source, again, is my segment (the portion of the Colbert Report in which I am a joint copyright owner.) As that is CC-BY, anyone is free for any purpose (save endorsement purposes) to use it as you wish.

  • Krish

    (the portion of the Colbert Report in which I am a joint copyright owner.)

    Larry, is it normal for the copyright of an interview to be shared by the participants or was that something you had negotiated for?

  • Krish

    (the portion of the Colbert Report in which I am a joint copyright owner.)

    Larry, is it normal for the copyright of an interview to be shared by the participants or was that something you negotiated for?

  • Felix

    Apparently, Viacom begs to differ: Youtube indicates that “this video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Viacom International Inc.”…

  • http://joeclark.org/weblogs/ Joe Clark

    Lessig is not the owner, joint or otherwise, of the recording he induces you to remix. Lessig produced utterances which, because they are not fixed in a tangible form, are uncopyrightable. Somebody else created the recording which, being so fixed, is copyrightable. That somebody owns the copyright; Lessig, who lost a copyright case at the Supreme Court, does not.

    He can repeat this falsehood as much as he wants, but repetition does not make it true, or even, to use the Colbertese, truthy.

  • Coery

    Have…you ever actually SEEN the Colbert Report? I have been looking for indication that you might actually know or have actually caught on to who he is and what he does, but thus far, it looks like your outrage was genuine the whole time. Or you play tongue-in-cheek so well that it loses its impact.