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February 20, 2012 AT 2:52 pm

Everything Is a Remix, Part 4

Interesting take on the current state of patent and copyright by Kirby Ferguson:

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.

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