Kirby Ferguson | 16 min | USA | 2012
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. But ideas aren’t so tidy. They’re layered, they’re interwoven, they’re tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality… the system starts to fail.
Kirby Ferguson is New York-based filmmaker, author and speaker. He made the popular online video series Everything is a Remix and is currently working on its follow-up, This is Not a Conspiracy Theory. He has worked with CNN, The Discovery Channel and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.