WHERE CREDIT IS DUE

I gave a talk at TEDx Houses of Parliament earlier this year. It centres around some basic questions of culture, creativity, ownership and attribution.  When does a piece of music cease to be the private property of the creator and become a part of the culture of the community?  Different copyright laws in different countries have their rules about this. The actions of creators and communities, especially on the internet, are very different again. This particular story starts in 1955 with the Staple Singers and continues to play out with Beyonce in 2013

Do take a look if you have a spare 12 minutes. I’d be interested in your comments and any other examples you might know.

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