Copying as Creating

This summer in Barcelona I took the ethics class, Computers & Society, co-taught by Merrick Furst and Irfan Essa. I composed a paper for the class on the importance of copying as a valid form of creation. I argue that the longer and more prohibitive copyrights of modern day harm our culture and creativity by tracing the use of copying in the past. I attempted to provide a new look at the the issue of modern copyright law with respect to past views of copyright.

Copying as Creating – Andrew Trusty (pdf)