Monday, 27 February 2012

Everything is a Remix

New York-based film writer, director and editor Kirby Ferguson's brilliant little set of four 10-minute videos, Everything is a Remix, produced over the course of two years, reminds us of the original motivation behind copyright and patent law. Namely, to create a short period of controlled monopoly, allowing inventors and creators to recoup their development costs. And emphatically not to allow those rights holders to continue to profit almost indefinitely from their creations, while preventing others from doing anything similar or related.

Hat tip: Neurobonkers.

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