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Copy/Culture: How to Deal with Our Obsession for Authenticity in the Digital Age? Erik Spiekermann

Copy/Culture: How to Deal with Our Obsession for Authenticity in the Digital Age?

Erik Spiekermann

Published April 25th 2013
ISBN : 9783037783238
Paperback
160 pages
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 About the Book 

Design culture is obsessed with authenticity. Copying is often deemed reprehensible, and borrowing anothers idea or incorporating elements of his or her work into ones own is viewed as a sign of creative impoverishment. But is this right? WhatsMoreDesign culture is obsessed with authenticity. Copying is often deemed reprehensible, and borrowing anothers idea or incorporating elements of his or her work into ones own is viewed as a sign of creative impoverishment. But is this right? Whats wrong with interpreting someone elses creation? Musicians have been quoting each others work for centuries--why shouldnt the same thing happen in other creative disciplines? Where does quotation end and copying begin, and how original is an original anyway? Is intellectual property protection appropriate in an age of digital distribution, when its difficult to identify a products author, maker, or inventor? And in a culture in which quotation and copying have long led to enrichment and innovation, should these acts be made impossible? In this book, several thinkers from the worlds of design, architecture, art, business, and copyright law elaborate on the future of copyright and the right to copy.