Mash-up culture is thriving online. Because we share so much of what we do, as businesses and individuals, the amount of content available to remix and create is astounding. The problem is, how do we regulate what’s being created. Or should we be regulating it?
Content creators make a living off of their work and need to share it publicly to gain attention and profits. When someone comes along and creates something new with that content, what then? Are permission and attribution enough? Should payment, even if prohibitive, always be made? Who gets to decide what’s available and who it can be used? Or do we just say to hell with it and if it's online, it's fair game?