Thesis: Samples, remixes, and mash-ups have all been affected by the interpretation and application of copyright law....... I am doing a creative project where I will produce four songs--a mash-up, a remix, and two beats that contain samples. I am choosing to do two samples because they are of different natures. One beat has samples of substantial similarity, whereas the second has a sample that has modified enough to make the original work unrecognizable. I will then discuss the relationship and implication that copyright law holds with samples, remixes, and mash-ups while using the songs I created as bases for comparison and analysis. The legal copyright implications will be addressed and critiqued.