Creativity with Creative Commons (Chronicle of Higher Education)

In his new book, In Praise of Copying, Marcus Boon “argues that originality is more complicated than it seems, and that imitation may be the sincerest form of being human.” At a recent reading for the book, Mr. Boon, an associate professor of English at York University, in Toronto, read from several works by other writers, a stunt that highlighted his proposition that ideas belong in a ‘cultural commons.’

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