Idea Channel

What do MP3s and Magic Spells Have in Common?

Special | 5m 35s

Both spells and music were born from a freely available folk culture, but are now sold as commercial goods. There are thousands of artists (and witches!) trying to figure out how to make a living in an age where their products can be infinitely copied. And with commercialization, the morality and legality of sharing these once open cultural products has become complicated.

Aired: 09/25/12

Rating: NR

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