Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Third Presidential Debate Mash-Up

Missed the third presidential debate, but not too eager to slog through newspapers and blogs for a summary? Take a look at the musical mash-up created by the Gregory Brothers for the New York Times.

NY Times

If you're curious about whether using clips from the debate to create the video was legal, the answer---as usual---is "it depends." The Gregory Brothers may have licensed the video, or they may have decided to rely on fair use as grounds for why they didn't need to ask permission in the first place.

For more on music and video licensing issues, check out these books in the law library: