I agree with Larry Lessig that the internet has only confused users on copyright issues, because there are only two extremist views available currently. The younger people who are recreating these older songs believe that the copyright concept should cease to exist. While other groups believe that the internet is no place for illegally taken material at all, and are developing ways to instantly remove copyrighted material from the internet as it is found.
Having only these two views available can be confusing to the general public, but I agree with Larry Lessig that we should have a middle ground. He suggested where artists would allow their music/work to be edited by the public but copyright issues would exist if someone wanted to use it for commercial use. This seems like the logical solution to this confusing issue. As long as the public is not profiting off of these recreations there should be no issue with the artist.
Now that I have discussed the middle grounds of this subject, lets go back to what exists today. The new generation which is against copyrights, does not see the need to give credit where credit is deserved. If I had created a nice beat and or a song, I would not want my music being cut and edited all over the world and radio for free. But I would be okay with it being cut and edited all over the internet, as long as no profit is being made off of my idea/creation. But this standpoint brings us to a strange situation with the group: Girl Talk.
Girl talk takes samples from artists across the world and edits them to go with one another. Because Gregg Gillis does not pay copyright fees, he also does not expect his fans to pay for his creations. This makes sense, but Gillis does profit off of concerts which puts the music industry in a strange debacle. What should the artists do? Should they sue Gillis who would more than likely have lawyers lined up to do his case for free? For now we will wait and see what the artists decide to do in this strange case. If you ask me, the fight would not be worth the reward. Gillis has a huge support group that would be hard to take down and or quiet.