Posts tagged “intellectual property”

The Dangers Of SOPA In A Nutshell

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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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