This is a really brilliant remix from John McIntosh:
A remix of Beck’s response, after the leap…
Art Brodsky comments:
Fair use has nothing to do with Disney’s politics and everything to do with intellectual creativity and the idea of “the commons” – that some uses of intellectual property belong to everyone, much as natural resources do and that private attempts to lock down culture ultimately harm society as a whole. Scholar David Bollier, a co-founder of Public Knowledge, has released a new video, “This Land Is Our Land: The Fight to Reclaim the Commons,” which sets out quite clearly the threats to the public good from the encroachment of commercial interests. His book, “Brand Name Bullies: The Quest To Own And Control Culture,” has many more horror stories, like music publishers suing Girl Scouts for songs sung around the campfire.
McIntosh with his video featuring Donald Duck and Glenn Beck has clearly created a transformative, non-commercial work that enhances the public culture while not affecting the value of either cartoon character.
You’d think that Beck’s latter-day-libertarianism would put him on board with the concept of fair use, but I guess that’s too much to ask. I mean, maybe the government is funding this ‘propaganda’ against Beck. Maybe Obama is employing video remixers this very moment to lampoon the Fox Revivalist even more soundly. Scary times indeed.