T-Pain Remixes Obama

A perfect example of how prevalent remixing is becoming in today’s culture: Jimmy Kimmel has T-Pain autotune some recent Obama speeches over a hip hop beat–you really just need to hear it.

Think of the levels of authorship here: the speechwriters, to Obama, to media distribution, to T-Pain, to Kimmel and his distribution, to YouTube, to beyond. Who exactly owns which parts of this clip? Answer: it’s in the commons.

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