Uncreative Design

Questions: Week 9

“A commons belongs to everyone and no one…” What are the codes of conduct in such a space? Will there inevitably be misuse since there are no owners? Is this idea too idealistic?

“I also came of age swamped by parodies that stood for originals yet mysterious to me—I knew the Monkees before the Beatles…I’m not alone in having been born backward…” Is this phenomenon occurring more often and quickly today due to the speed and prevalence of the internet? Does it matter that one is not familiar with the “original?” Can there be more than one original?

Should international codes of copyright laws exist? What are the benefits of countries like China having very little regulation?