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Old 07-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #20 (permalink)
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There was a great show on "Ted Talk" on NPR this past weekend, "What is Original?" I didn't catch the whole show, but when I have a bit of time, I intend to go back and listen:

What Is Original? : TED Radio Hour : NPR

The lines are very blurred. Many, many, many (most, in fact) inventions, works of art, songs, literature, etc. "borrow" heavily from those that went before us. There have been very few genuinely "eureka" totally new ideas or works created.

That said, there are limits to how much copying is too much.

I assume that if a pen turner posts a detailed "how to" article in the library, the design is fair game. That said, I still try to put my own twist on them all to add a little uniqueness.

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