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Keep questioning copyright: All Creative Work Is Derivative

All Creative Work Is Derivative

This is the second “minute meme” from Nina Paley for Question Copyright. Be sure to check out her walkthrough of her “Free Culture Lunch” process.

I’ve been using Nina Paley as the standard bearer for the modern notion of copyright in my classes. Some students have readily embraced the concept and others have pushed back (hard) that the corporatist copyright ethos will never die. But every single person admits that the system is broken. It has been a fascinating conversation and one that would have been much less lively without Nina’s example. Most important, though, is the fact that all of the students are questioning copyright. That is a victory in and of itself.

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Land of the free? Whoever told you that is your enemy.

G20 2009: Police Attack Students at University of Pittsburgh

From YouTube: “Watch as police use teargas/pepper spray and rubber bullets against University of Pittsburgh students during the Pittsburgh G20 Summit. Many of the students were not part of any demonstration but simply bystanders on their own campus.”

These gentlemen are for whom the term “fucking pigs” was coined. Pay close attention at the 3:45 mark.

When are we going to take our country back?

Gotta get down to it, soldiers are cutting us down, shoulda been done long ago! What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground? How can you run when you know?Neil Young
Musician; Activist

I’ll be adding more G20 clips to this post as things progress. You can also follow along on Twitter at the #G20 tag.
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