Everything is a Remix (part four)


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Kirby Ferguson has released the fourth and final part of his Everything is a Remix series. This episode is called System Failure, and it's about the concept of intellectual property, patents, and copyrights. Link

Previously: Part one, part two, and part three.

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Kirby's video has bits of truth laced with misinformation. No patent covers just a "material object" alone. Most people don't even know about patent claims. Copyrights and patents are very different - patent is not about copying at all (it is about exclusion of use).

This is the problem with intellectual property in society - most people don't understand it, and videos like this just propagate misinformation.
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