Uncreative Design

Reading Response Questions for Week 9

1. Do you think copyright law is overly protective and/or fundamentally destructive for society?

2. Why isn’t copyright law intuitive? Is it an inherently unintuitive notion?

3. Would you consider licensing your work under a Creative Commons license? Would you feel comfortable if your work was legally shared and remixed by others?

4. Do you think copyright law is as important in the Digital Age as it was in the Print Age? Do you think digital content creators need as much protective incentives now that publishing is essentially free for those with access to the internet?

5. Philosophical, do you think the act of copying a digital work (e.g., downloading a digital movie file) is fundamentally the same as copying a physical work (e.g., photocopying a hardcover book)?