Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.
The whole intellectual property system needs a total overhaul. But why? How did it come to this? Kirby Ferguson’s sublime Everything Is a Remix series comes to a conclusion with this really smart explanation of how the spirit of IP laws has been totally perverted by modern corporate culture.
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Everything That’s Wrong with Patent and Copyright Laws in One Brilliant Video
by Kirby Ferguson