Copy Right: Imitation, Inspiration, and Creativity

Received wisdom may tell you that copying has no place within creativity, but the truth is more complicated than that. Imitation as one of the most basic tools for learning – babies learn to speak by mimicking their parents, for instance – is a given that often gets overlooked in the rush for originality. And while no one likes a blatant rip-off (well, most of the time), the conversation around copying in all forms of art deserves greater nuance.

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