This week's reading from Lawrence Lessig's Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy has several connections to the video we recently watched in class, RIP: A Remix Manifesto. But I'll describe three..
In the section titled Strong Incentives Will Increasingly Drive Commercial Entities to Hybrids, Lessig discusses the importance of innovation and how it is an incentive that "will increasing drive commercial entities to hybrids" (228). He talks about Richard Trevithick's development of a new type of high-pressure engine in 1812 and how "instead of patenting his invention, he made his design available to all for use without charge," encouraging others to build upon it (Lessig 229). In the video, Girl Talk's