Derivative use ranges from the subtle (Cindy Sherman's "stills" echoing Hitchcock's movies) to deliberately heavy-handed (the near re-staging of Sherman's works by Alex Prager). So, what dictates proper use of someone's art?
I'm glad the Post is trying to protect its content, because I don't buy the argument that newspapers are giving away their articles on their websites for free. Still, you have to wonder about the Righthaven approach.
Copyright abuse is the biggest threat we face. Locking up our ideas on corporate balance sheets and cutting us off from our intellectual and creative birth right is tantamount to performing a species wide lobotomy.
We need an anti-moron norm: If something sounds crazy, assume its not. Assume you've missed something, and check again. If after reading and trying to understand the issue and the person more, you still think its crazy, go slow.
Positioning themselves as David to the broadcasters' Goliath, Ivi TV has launched a streaming TV service built around their own player and clearly tapping network TV channels in New York City and Seattle.
Multiple major labels have lent their support to a hugely popular (and quite excellent) 800%-slower remix of Justin Beiber's song "U Smile." This, despite the fact that it is arguably a copyright infringement.