Remix: The Petition

Please take a moment to look at this petition and sign it if you agree with the principle that people should be able to remix items in our popular culture to create transformative new works of art.  In essence, remix videos offer creative ways to educate, empower, entertain, and politicize people around the world.  As an intellectual property owner, I believe that hampering creativity and demonizing this type of expression is detrimental to the original purposes of copyright which was to promote the creation of new works.  Certainly, the use of one's intellectual property to create something for monetary gain should be done so with permission, but we are talking about students, and non-monetized artists here... using existing visuals and audio as building blocks to create a new, original work.