by Kelvin Smith
The bugaboo of piracy and the doctrine of intellectual property condemn whole professions to the wrack of copyright and control. These constraining instruments with origins in politics and religion do not always transfer well to the legalities of creative commerce.
Brand building, platform strutting, image rights and personal protection muddy the point by seeming to protect the act of creation rather than the creation itself.
Wanting the urge to develop directly from the imagination, there’s now just wariness of competition and adaptation, borrowing and the joys of cultural bouillabaisse. Pre-post-modern insights struggle to survive.