" I really do wonder why that's "very reasonable." If someone were to write that remix of Levine's book... who would care? Would it impact Levine's actual book? Would the creation of such a work somehow make Levine's actual book disappear and the only way you could read his book is with the words "Rob Levine eats stinky poo"? Of course not. No one would care, because putting such things in his book is a stupid idea that no one in the market would care about. Now, if someone actually does create something that the market cares about, in the form of a remix, then the world is actually better off."
a good example of this is the remixed books of 'Quirk classics'.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Sense and Sensibility and Sea monsters
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire slayer
These are remixed books from classics, but i don't see them jumping all over the copyrights that the (original) Authors (and their descendants) had. no one gets upset about how they have 'remixed' these classics and are making 6-10 (or more depending on if it's a hardcover) dollars per book.
but if someone dares to add a little techno to a song, it's so terrible. i think that they need to look into adapting to the new trends that are surfacing everyday, and get a handle on what they want before trying to force it down people's throats with bad information.
what is extremely upsetting is that because of how broad this is, it would be more than easy for big business to look at a small business website, and go " they are doing well, lets screw with them." then say that they are infriging on one copyright or another, and close them down.
That of course is assuming that the person who wrote this isn't in the pocket of big business.
but so far i've seen nothing to prove that thought.