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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Life's biggest questions, explored.

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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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TED Radio HourTED Radio Hour

Life's biggest questions, explored.