‘Remix is an essential act of RW creativity. It is the expression of a freedom to take “the songs of the day or the old songs” and create with them’ (Lessig 56). One 2014 club hit neatly illustrates this principle: songwriter, producer, remixer, and DJ, Edu Imbernon collaborates with vocalist and producer Sutja Gutiérrez who sings the lyrics from English rock band Joy Division’s 1979 Candidate (1), retaining the essential sounding, reminiscent of Depeche Mode’s early work, but over a completely different musical arrangement: the rock/new wave sound has been replaced by a progressive techno beat, where the new composition’s title is Your Rules (2), which is a phrase from the original lyrics. Your Rules ‘does not compete with or weaken the market for the creative work that gets remixed’ (Lessig 56): Your Rules both complements and compliments Candidate.

(1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHfBhuEPf1g

(2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiQp3h5NSSI