The art talk this week about free culture was somewhat thought provoking. I don’t like the concept of ideas and thoughts being considered as property. I believe that if ideas are shared, the idea can expand into something much deeper. In scientific research, for example, people tend to keep their information to themselves until their work has been published acknowledging that the research is their original idea, and ultimately it is their property.
Polly and I agree that sharing of ideas and information is a good thing. The sharing and remixing could really better things for everyone. I also think that if we start considering things as property, we limit our thinking. Knowing that an idea “belongs” to someone else, we generally ignore it in a way. We limit our creativity and that’s not a good thing.