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The Capitalization of Art

Spending significant time educating myself about copyright and fair use has made me feel powerful. Knowledge is my armor of choice.

While I am grateful to finally understand the issue, it has definitely made the world a less innocent place to me.

It makes me a bit ashamed to live in a world where art is capitalized on so heavily that there must be pages and pages and argument after argument discussing just who can benefit from this capitalization.

If we as a culture continue to believe that the enjoyment of art is ultimately a matter of money, then we as a culture cannot expect to be enriched by art.

The thought saddens me enough that I have become burnt out by dwelling on it, and so will conclude with this:

Creative Commons is an idea I support, and I hope that it catches on enough so that all of its ‘grey areas’ and ambiguities can be easily defined.

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