What Is Original? : TED Radio Hour 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.

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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.

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Mark Ronson: Why Would More Than 500 Artists Sample The Same Song?

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Kirby Ferguson: Is Everything A Remix?

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Kirby Ferguson: Is Everything A Remix?

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Steven Johnson: Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

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Life's biggest questions, explored.