Should we be rethinking the definition of originality?

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Should we be rethinking the definition of originality?

Should we be rethinking the definition of originality?

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What Is Original?

When is copying flattery, when is it thievery, and when is it sheer genius? In this hour, TED speakers explore how sampling, borrowing, and riffing make all of us innovators.

4 Chords Axis of Awesome
Alpha Beta Gaga Mark Ronson remix (instrumental) by Air

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Is Everything A Remix?

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4 Chords Axis of Awesome
4 Chords Axis of Awesome
Drop the Bomb Cut Copy
4 Chords Axis of Awesome