"Walking on Eggshells: Borrowing Culture in the Remix Age," is a new documentary by Yale Law and Technology. The following clip (after the jump) delves into issues of originality, creativity, legality, and authorship, as they relate to the work of art in the age of digital reproduction and appropriation.
It's times like these I wish I had access to Walter Benjamin's DNA, a device with which to re-animate him out of said DNA, and a quick way to bring him up to speed on what's happened since his death so as to pick his brain on this fascinating topic. Even better would be to set up an instant messenger conversation between Benjamin and Harold Bloom. Alas.
Is there any such thing as originality in art?