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New ideas are remixes

Published on February 17, 2012 13:11 Berlin Time

New ideas are remixes Right in the midst of the debate about copyright trade agreements ACTA and SOPA pops NYC filmmaker Kirby Ferguson‘s fourth and final part of his documentary series Everything is a Remix. Following up on his remix examinations on the movies ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘The Matrix’ as well as three prior Everything is a remix-clips (watch below), Ferguson now examines the new battles on the fields of software and smartphones, and sample & patent trolling.

Based on the idea of social evolution, Ferguson describes how copyright and patenting were intented to help grow a huge archive of ideas in public domain, and how they’re now being used to increase corporate profits. “Our system of law doesn’t acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries“, states Ferguson in the video statement.

Watch the ‘System Failure’ video below and head over to Kickstarter for more information on Kirby Ferguson’s planned and upcoming documentary This is Not a Conspiracy Theory.

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