Everything is a Remix is a fascinating four-part video series by filmmaker Kirby Ferguson. He explores the concept of creativity from the position that everything creative is fundamentally derivitive. Creation occurs through through some essential degree of copying, transformation, combination, and subversion. Ferguson demonstrates these interactions through a wide range of examples. Some familiar and some unfamiliar– that is until he skillfully highlights the sources: Led Zeppelin to Star Wars to Gutenberg to Apple. The drama occurs in Part 4. In Part 4, Ferguson focuses on the systemic failures caused by the conflict between the interwoven, tangled world of ideas and the the legal regard for for those same ideas as unique properties with distinct boundaries. Copyright from the shoulders of giants.



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