Sunday, February 19, 2012
Everything is a Remix: Part 4
This is the fourth and final installment of Kirby Fergusen's terrific online documentary series. We posted Part 3 here, but missed out on posting part 1 and 2. They are however available on Youtube here and here. But we're dealing with part 4. The final episode deals with patent and copyright law...or rather, how it bastardized the original intent of the laws, which sought an incentive for creativity, thereby creating a large and fruitful public domain. This of course was all done for the "common good," a term that has no business in modern copyright and patent laws. If you're wondering, it has been replaced by "intellectual property" and "exclusive rights." Watch it...you'll see what we're talking about. It's big business systematically destroying creativity.