Cause I must admit I’m getting pretty excited to hear the rest of this album
Pleased to see more and more of these because it’s important for people to gain awareness of this major issue in our culture, and they seem to do so bit by bit. This article is almost like an abridged version of Lessig’s Free Culture - it nicely sums up the answers to the most common arguments raised by advocates of perpetual copyright:
Argument 1: "But why shouldn’t someone get to own their own ideas? They created them, after all."
Based in an understanding that creations are not uniquely birthed from the mind of a single individual, but rather the results of a massive collective sharing of cultural ideas over thousands of years, it made sense for their creation to be set free again at a later date.
But now copyright seeks to protect individuals, not ideas. In fact, its purpose is to restrict the free flowing of ideas, to prevent cultural exchange, for the profit of the few. Copyright itself is the threat to future creativity, attempting to artificially restrict that most human of actions: sharing ideas.
Argument 2: "People need a financial incentive to create. If you take that away, it will harm creativity."
The idea that creativity is only feasible if there’s a financial reward is abundantly demonstrably false. For someone to make their living from creative pursuits relies on some sort of financial return, yes. Creativity is not dependent on its being one’s living.
Just watched it. Jesus. Still feeling sick.
Went on Wikipedia to see what it said about the Hottentot Venus/Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman, found an interesting quote under the “Sexism” section:
From the very beginning of the scientific revolution, scientists viewed the Earth or nature as female, a territory to be explored, exploited, and controlled. By giving the foreign land a female gender this allowed the rape and exploitation of this land to be seen as natural.
A really difficult film to watch. After Blue Is The Warmest Color and The Secret of the Grain, this is the third film by Kechiche I’ve seen. Gave it a 7/10 on IMDB.