No one has ever been able to show that 99% stolen artwork is any less rhetorically effective
“…Also no one has ever been able to show that 99% stolen artwork is any less rhetorically effective than 1% stolen artwork, which is kind of the point. Sometimes 99.99% stolen artwork happens to be the most effective way (or the only way) to communicate a particular point.
Expression in the end is just a special form of communication. How can you own the way you say it? Nobody can own that. The idea that some expression receives the reward of copyright while others don’t is inconsistent and it is arbitrary.
Modified comment response to http://davidbarnard.com/post/10339887834/great-developers-steal-ideas-not-products
Adding to the argument started by Kirby Ferguson in ‘Everything is a Remix’ http://www.everythingisaremix.info/watch-the-series/