“The Minute Memes”

  • “The Minute Memes project is a series of one-minute videos about copyright restrictions and artistic freedom, made by award-winning animator Nina Paley.”

I randomly cam across this video dealing with originality. The You Tube channel’s screen name is QuestionCopyright with a link to a non profit site, questioncopyright.org. The site brings up interesting questions about ownership and the nature of our current copyright laws.

  • “Learn the unexpected history of copyright: its origins as a censorship law transformed into a monopoly to support the nascent publishing industry, and how helping writers and artists was not its goal then or now.”