Full content should be allowed only under the Fair Use provision, for research, criticism or educational purposes. As long as the material is properly cited for it’s source, and full credit is given to whomever holds copywrite.
Remixed or mixed content has been granted an exemption by the Copywrite Office, and does not violate DMCA as long as the excepts are used for purpose of criticism or comment. * How can creative culture of user generated content be revived? Why is it important? Or not?
I don’t think it is in need of being revived. While some people may use parts of the creativity of other’s for things like remixes, they are still in a sense being just as creative themselves while building onto what someone else has created before them. And for every remixed or covered song on Youtube, there are two more videos of original content by creative artists and musicians. I believe creativity breeds creativity in our culture. Music or film trends tend to create new trends or inspire new artists to create new works.
* Is Creative Commons good for copyright holders and market competition? Why? Or not?
It really just depends on who we are talking about. For example, if your professional photographer and trying to earn a living by selling and licensing images, creative commons would be detrimental to you. But if you’re just a hobbyist and enjoy the idea of your photographs getting exposure and gaining creative recoginition, then it would be a very good thing.
It is fantastic for market competition of course, if one person wishes to license his image for 100 dollars, it has to be 100 dollars better than another comparable image. This challenges the first person to improve and create a better image. It drives creative evolution. * How should these intellectual property rights of people who create images, videos, and music be protected? Why is it necessary?