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The Networks Flow Through Your Mind


The copyright debate is an absurd debate for emerging or the average artist. Only "A" list artists and their handlers worry about copyright and illegal copying. It's actually a 20th century obsession first laid out by Walter Benjamin in his essay, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. What's strange and new about digital networks is how the information flows and changes. Some of the most advanced information theorists of the 1960's talked about equating information decay with the second law of thermodynamics that talks about entropy. This new century is about information. The question is how does an artist gain support when they produce information? Is information collectible?