Californicating Intellectual Property & Unfair Competition

Law professor Jeremy deBeer blogs about a lawsuit by Red Hot Chili Peppers against Showtime Networks. The offense? Showtime borrowed from past culture in order to make something new -- in other words, they were creative. Another lawsuit launched by creators who seem to have forgotten where they came from, and what all their creativity is built upon! A copyright maximalist agenda only works for a single generation, and then all creativity and what makes us human is dead.