On the Internet, there’s a lot of freedom in doing pretty much anything. There’s not a lot of fear because most people are using images and audio without monetary benefits. You can feel empowered because you’re making something that can be considered better than the original. A risk is that you have a chance of getting copyrighted and in a worst case scenario, sued by someone. I don’t think that happens a lot though, so many people are remixing multiple things without any repercussions.
I think Copyright is working as is. If someone was purposely trying to get striked, then it’s on them. This Copyright system is not that hard to avoid. All you have to do is distort the audio or image a little, and it won’t recognize it as the original. For an easier time, you can also just use free-to-use audio or images.
The license I’ve chosen for my work is Public Domain because Animal Crossing is not my creation. It’s made my Nintendo, so I can’t make money off it or anything. I can just edit and share my screenshots. It’s up to other people how they want to remix it.
I used Photoshop to remix my piece. I wanted to do a “vaporwave” kind of picture. It came out better than I expected. I had to look up a tutorial on how to make a glitch effect, but it turned out really well. There were no real challenges while making my remix. There were also no surprises other than that it turned out better than I expected. I guess an insight I had is that Photoshop is really good at what it does and that’s editing photos. I love using Photoshop because you can so many things with it.