Visa fullständig version : Ideas are born free!

2009-07-03, 07:03
There is very little truly new in the flotsam washing about our heads. Even our greatest artists owe an enormous debt to innumerable other artists, great and small, who preceded them. Only a kind of intellectual vanity and mythology of greatness prevent us from seeing that even the greatest "original" works are fortuitous amalgams derivative of other, great works. To fence off someone's creation and declare it intellectual "property" is therefore an act of shameless appropriation - an insult to all the artists/inventors over hundreds of generations who put the music in our heads in the first place. Music, words, ideas are born free. The time has come for a revolution to expropriate intellectual "property" from coercive monopolies. Artists of the world, unite!