“when worlds collide… you can run… but you cannot hide”
This week for our remediation we wanted to discuss further the idea of copyright and copying ideas – The internet is a copying machine.
When a produser (content creator) creates certain content what makes it authentically theirs? How are we as an audience and producers ourselves meant to know what is in fact really someones original post and what isn’t. Are we to be naive and believe that most original posts are in fact “original”?
“Creators here and everywhere are always and at all times building upon the creativity that went before and that surrounds them now. That building is always and everywhere at least partially done without permission and without compensating the original creator.”
– Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture 2004
How does one put a “copyright label” or trademark on creativity, an idea or a thought. It’s a serious question, is it possible? Am I able to make sure that even if i have a small following or don’t have one at all – that all my ideas and creation will not be copied and taken advantage of.