Let’s play the game of how emo can I get (also copyright 101)

The answer is a Fall Out Boy/Panic! at the Disco/My Chemical Romance mashup. That emo.

And that’s my goal- mix a mashup that shows my inner 8th grader and my existential nihilism.

But apparently I have to learn stuff along the way, so let’s play a game of Internet Literacy Jeopardy. If you ask me, this is all pretty basic stuff but if there’s something you don’t know I’ve included links. The categories are: Fair Use, Copyright, YouTube, and But… Why? If there are no questions it means I got bored. 

Copyright for $200!
The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

What is the definition of Copyright?

$400
Ways to legally use works that are under copyright or have been copyrighted in the past

What are Creative Commons licenses, Public Domain, and Fair Use?

$600
This corporation is known for its pretty princesses and its militant relationship with copyright law.

What is Disney?

$800
It takes 75 years after the death of the creator, 95 years from the date of publication, or 120 years after the date of creation for something to become this

What is public domain?

Fair Use
$200
The doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.

What is fair use?

$400
Commentary, criticism, parody, educational use not to exceed one copy per pupil, news, archiving, and scholarship are acceptable uses of copyrighted works under these conditions.

What are brevity, negligible affect on profit, and published status of the work.

$600

There’s no question here, just a video. Take the money, I don’t care.

$800

If I were to record my suitemates’ (very loud) conversations, laughter, and 1 am screaming, would I be able to then remix the audio file into a song called “It’s 1 am why are you screaming”?

Legally, yes. Because of fair use and also that in the state of Virginia only one person has to agree to be recorded, and that person can be the recorder. However, in Bird Culture, this is considered a dick move.

YouTube
$200
This once-popular video format was known for using copyrighted material under fair use and remixing it for comedy.

What is the Youtube Poop 

$400
This is the process that Youtube uses to automatically remove videos that may infringe upon copyright

What is DCMA

$600
True or false, the artist always has the right to upload their own content

False, publishers and record labels are a thing. But that’s not important because none of us are celebrities.

But… Why?

There are no questions because the answers differ.

Do what you want, find new meaning in old things, explore things, or just make garbage. Whatever. you now have the knowledge to know what you can and can’t do. or if you don’t, you’ll get sued. no pressure.

here’s some emo kid music to inspire/horrify you

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