left: Micah Lexier right: Christian Bok
Both texts make use of the exact same letters and punctuation marks including their frequency.
Seen as such the texts are the same. Photo: Jacklyn Atlas.
Metropolis Maria man machine, 1927.
Star Wars android C-3PO, 1977.
An early work in my destination as designer was pulled of the market due to plagiarism infringement. Even so I remained under the illusion for another 10 years that ideas were mine.
Even today it is possible and likely, that people out there suffer from the illusion to be creating their own ideas, while Kirby Ferguson has long busted the myth with “Everything is a Remix” to social engineers’ fullest satisfaction.
Updating of the legal texts for patents, copyright, and intellecutal property has yet to get under way on a national and global level.
copy - transform - combine, the basic elements of creativity
Kirby Ferguson has relentlessly been claiming that everything is a remix. A popular thought that has never been documented this well.
Here’s the fourth and final sequel of his educational series to help with intellectual property, copyright and patents aiming at reestablishing a law to work hard for the common good.
Everything’s a remix is a popular notion, that – as a project – has exceeded the fund raising goal of $48,000, by more than 6000 dollars on kickstarter.
It’s no conspiracy theory.
Find part 1 through 3 of the series, which make the right to remix apparent to the western world including European copyright laws.
Website incl. transcript.
That’s social evolution and it’s not up to governments or corporations or lawyers… it’s up to us.
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The bible is the book of books
It’s agreed on throughout western cultures.
No agreement has been reached, that every story, every book, every film script, every presentation slide, every business report, is a derivative from the bible.
The web is very good at spreading assumptions with such vigor as though a fact that can be trusted to be true:
Today Protestants pay tribute to Jesus Christ as a priority event of theirs.
Each of us and each organized community claim one part or the other of the story to be theirs.
Historians may claim, the source of all stories told, to being derivative of Greek mythology.
Muslims may share similar sentiments with the Islam.
Institutions declare derivatives as proprietary, as sole ownership of the community processing the claim.
Having long arrived in the post industrial age, we are currently experiencing the fading of institutions and government regulations, born in the industrial age.
It’s useless to expect anyone profiting from the status quo to move on to anything of public interest without it being beneficial to their lobby.
It is plausible, for a politician to discover copyright issues as an opportunity to proliferate and surprise everyone with a new business plan of their own.
Creative Commons, common sense and business acumen
She or he regards development as a friend as confidence seizes into small steps.
Germany is being a great host for me and I am excited that much of the approach we have come to know from lean start-ups has been adopted by the pirate party.
Big problems don’t require big solutions (Gareth Kay).
Copyright must be reconsidered and rewritten starting from scratch.
It will likely be an iterative process and while at it, Germans, in fact Europeans may want to rely on Creative Commons for the time its takes for the laws to be established, on a concise protocol.
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