Copyright: the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee, to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.
Copyright protects original works, such as art, songs, books, plays, movies, etc.
Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation.
The copyright is owned by the creator of the works, except when created by an employee for an employer. Copyright lasts for the duration of the author's life + 70 years. The owner can license out rights to the copyright, letting the licensee use the material.
Public Domain: the state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.
Fair Use - brief excerpts of material may be quoted in verbatim without the need for permission
Examples of fair use include news reporting, parody, research, and search engines.
Creativity - the use of the imagination, especially in artistic work

Creativity is important, but all new works are influenced by something else. Copyright is meant to protect a creator and theoretically, creators should have to find creative ways around it. In practice, copyright kills creativity because they can't learn from existing material.

Remix - to change something up again

Remixing material is a form of creativity, not plagiarism. Artists learn by copying work, and then changing it up into their own style. The new content that they create is not the same as the original - it has a new meaning because the artists did it themselves. Similarly, copyright hinders creativity by preventing artists to learn from other work.


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