Innovation is difficult

Here is a very nicely done short movie. Apparently, they were accused of plagiarism, because an older Twilight Zone episode had a similar plot. I wrote in the past how difficult it is to create “new” things anymore. And it’s going to be even more difficult as time goes by.

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blag wrote on June 30th, 2007 at 5:41 AM PST:

Copyright terms shouldn’t be so long or this is the kind of thing that happens. People can’t “remix” and society suffers.


mikesum32 wrote on June 30th, 2007 at 8:36 AM PST:

But what my great-great-grandchildren do for money ?


mikesum32 wrote on June 30th, 2007 at 9:42 AM PST:

It’s possible that the filmmaker read the story or saw the episode and promptly forgot about it, only to have the idea surface later.

I know I’ve read a lot of stories and can’t remember them all. I’ve forgotten songs, but once I hear them on the radio the memories come back. I heard “Church – Under the Milky Way” on the radio and had to look it up on youtube. Then I was watching Donnie Darko again and it came on. It blew my mind because I realized I had heard it in the movie first.


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Eugenia wrote on July 5th, 2007 at 7:41 AM PST:

Blag, I agree. There was a time that innovating was easier, simply because fewer people were creating things. Now, in the world of 6 billion people, creating something new is getting more and more difficult and so copyright laws must be relaxed. Here is another example of that.


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