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A Handy Guide To Remixing Without Getting Sued

Want to remix other people's work? Here's how you can do it, publish your work, and protect yourself from a lawsuit.

Posted on October 24, 2012, at 4:19 p.m. ET

To go with our article, Why Remix Culture Needs New Copyright Laws, we put together a flowchart to help artists decide whether or not they should publish their work — and how not to get sued in the process.

Graphic by Ben Jackson and Chris Ritter

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This graphic was co-authored with Gabe Levine, a San-Francisco-based new media lawyer, podcaster, and blogger.

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