I just finished going through an interesting short series of Youtube videos called “Everything is a Remix“. They’re well-written, filled with interesting ideas, and for a moment, even made me question the concept of modern copyright and patent law more than I already do. Make no mistake, I don’t agree with the corruption that has latched itself onto modern copyright and patent law. It’s become an easily-abused system that abandons the classic idea of making sure creators are credited and properly rewarded for their novelty and replaces it with one that punishes creativity when it uses anything even slightly derivative of existing work. Have a look at the link. If you like any of the exploratory shows on Youtube, such as “SciShow”,” Vsauce”, or even the clickbaity but still interesting “TodayIFoundOut”, you’ll probably like this as well. I know I did.
And this is where the problem comes in. Like many personalities on the internet and even elsewhere, the message of “Everything is a Remix” gets muddied after you finish that short series and want to move on. After a little exploration to find out more, I found the creator has a different channel from the one I first saw the series on. I found it originally through a search under TheRebelSound’s channel. I’m guessing this was a reupload. I figured, like with most Youtube channels I like, I’d check out the original creator’s channel to bring in some ad revenue. I then quickly discovered that, also like many other Youtubers, he’s branched off into a new series, titled “This is Not a Conspiracy Theory”. It’s the channel main video even. So I watched it, because, hey, conspiracy theories are always interesting, even if they’re completely convoluted. (more…)