We must keep in mind, of course, that every artistic work – whether it is a soap opera, a composition by Luciano Berio, or a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger – derives the better part of its substance from the work of others, from the public domain.
Originality is a relative concept; in no other culture around the globe, except for the contemporary Western one, can a person call himself the owner of a melody, an image, a word. It is therefore an exaggeration to gratuitously allow such work the far-reaching protections, ownership title and risk-exclusion that copyright has to offer.
rewolucja kulturalna nadchodzi? byle nie burzyli…
(swoją drogą – myśl jest, że tak… mało oryginalna. ale to, że pojawia się coraz częściej…)