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.


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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