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Creativity is a remix | Kirby Ferguson

TED2012-08-10
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The video explores Bob Dylan's career in 1964, highlighting accusations of song stealing and the concept of remixing in creative works. It discusses copyright laws, software patents, and the idea of 'remix culture.' The segment also touches on infringement cases, legal fees, and the influence of external sources on creativity. The speaker emphasizes starting simply and expressing gratitude in the creative process.

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Bob Dylan's career in 1964 is explored, highlighting accusations of song stealing.
00:39
Danger Mouse's creation of 'The Grey Album' from Beatles' and Jay-Z's albums sparks controversy with cease-and-desist letters.
The concept of remixing is discussed, emphasizing copy, transform, and combine techniques.
It is suggested that all creativity is a remix.
Side-by-side comparisons show Dylan's songs borrowed melodies from traditional folk tunes.
Discussion on remixing in creative works and its impact on innovation and copyright laws.
04:44
The evolution of melodies and the use of multi-touch technology are examples of remixing in creative works.
Copyright laws may hinder the building on existing work, leading to conflicts in the creative field.
History of software patents is explored, with concerns raised about patenting basic concepts like slide-to-unlock.
The segment touches on the idea of 'remix culture' and the debate between copying and originality in artistic and technological fields.
The speaker discusses the high legal fees and cognitive biases involved in infringement cases.
08:17
The impact of lawsuits in smartphone technology on progress is questioned.
Bob Dylan's song 'Blind Willie McTell' is analyzed in terms of creativity coming from external sources.
Admitting dependence on others is seen as a path to liberation and realistic expectations.
Gratitude and the importance of starting simply are emphasized in the conclusion.