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user-inactivated  ·  3934 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Will I really steal your idea?

It is a weird twist from the art world where I end up thinking that short term derivative works are stealing. Medium term derivative works are homages. And long term derivative works are -isms.

But once the "means to an end" ... the money ... plays in then any derivative works becomes "stealing from me/ borrowing from you."

NDAs are single-nucleotide polymorphism in the DNA of culture.

Both literally and figuratively oddly enough.