Remixers of culture, Negativland, have always been on the forefront of changing copyright laws back to their original intent of promoting creative works as opposed to squashing them. They’ve been leaders in changing people’s views as they move away from corporate control paradigms of production and distribution of art and music into the new digital era of free public domain of culture (the way it used to be before copyright laws came into existence). For anyone interested in exploring this subject further, take a read at this brilliant article by Negativland, “Two Relationships to a Cultural Public Domain”. Also be sure to read more from Negativland on the subject.
Additionally, for all you musicians and artists out there who are struggling to make a buck in the digital age, I highly recommend reading Andrew Dubber’s e-book (available for free or pay-what-you-want download), “Music in the Digital Age”. Dubber truly embraces the new paradigm that has arisen within the internet and will give you many great words of advice on how to prosper and stay afloat in the new model of commerce and creativity.