How Copyright Works

Atmoic Dog posted a bit of interesting information on the OCReMix forums on how copyrights work:

get a lot of people asking me about this, and I happened across this
today. It’s a really good, fairly simple to understand, law-for-laymen
understanding of copyrights

Part 1, History and General Terminology

Part 2, Fair Use (including copying music/dvd’s and sampling/transforming existing works)

Part 3, Infringement of Copyrights

Part 4, Legal Protections and Litigation

Good info for any of you curious artists (and/or pirates). I’ll be
happy to try and elaborate on anything you guys have questions on.

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Ramaniscence is the remixing moniker of Doug Arley. Doug has been an active member in the OverClocked ReMix community since early 2002, and has made numerous contributions since. In May of 2005 he launched ThaSauce, video game remix news site.