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Google and the World Brain
(January 8, 2014) In a BBC documentary, "Google and the World Brain,"
the issue of author copyright is explored. Google has scanned and published out-of-print books that are still covered by copyright.
Interviewed, Kevin Kelly, the co-founder of Wired, makes a startling remark. In his view the whole issue of copyright is archaic. He explains that all authors draw their ideas from previous authors and therefore don't own their own ideas.
It's wonderful to witness such bloviating on the cusp of the New Civilization, in which "you didn' build that" is taken to unprecedented levels.
Kelly should start a publishing firm; all his authors would work for free. After all, nothing is original, nothing is new, and these writers are merely rearranging other people's words.
You might be surprised at how many people actually believe this tripe Kelly is passing along.