“Put simply, copyright law assumes that creative works are either wholly
original, or they represent theft. That idea is nonsensical, because no
works are wholly original.”
Some will consider it heresy to post a statement like that on an “industry” blog like MidemNet. And this is usually a place where pundits like me espouse our views in longish diatribes, but I’m not going to follow that rule either.
I’ll just simply say that I believe that what Andrew Dubber wrote is true. I admit that I have almost no idea how current laws or the way that we do licensing deals should change because of it. But I am 100% certain that this needs to be part of our conversations going forward.