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Relying on the Wisdom of the Crowd

Relying on the Wisdom of the Crowd

As Emily Balkan, 21, looks at a pair of light blue ballet flats on her computer screen, she swiftly moves her mouse to click on the product reviews. The shoes received a four-star customer review and approximately 400 “Love Its” from previous shoppers. “Look at how many people love the […]

 
 

Bridging the Gap: Mash-Up Artists and Copyright Law

In 2003, Danger Mouse, a.k.a. DJ Brian Burton, took music samples from the Beatles’ “White Album” and edited in Jay-Z’s vocals from his “Black Album,” creating the “Grey Album.”  This record became one of the first mainstream mash-up albums, and Rolling Stone Magazine called it “the most talked about musical […]