EPISODE 110: You Never Had My Gelato
We start off the show remember Chester Bennington and earlier, Chris Cornell. We briefly chat about depression and how common it actually is among creatives; however, there are many outlets and solutions to depression. Exercising your brain is just as a good of treatment as physical therapy for a injured limb. Reach out to people, talk it out, and if it’s really bad don’t feel ashamed or bad about reaching out to a professional. You might be surprised who else suffers from lack of motivation, general depression and feeling down.
“You can’t be afraid of people willing to hurt you because if you fear life you cannot live.” – Chester Bennington
Then we break into talking about copyrights and ownership. Who really owns art? Do you own your own? The panel shares stories about being flagged for copyright infringement in online media including one particular instance where a guest on the show had their own work flagged and demanded to be taken down. Can a wild animal own a copyright?
We then break into the story about Naruto, the monkey who took a selfie that spawned a legal battle back in 2011. PETA has appealed the ruling and is suing David Slater and Blurb (the printer of the book) for copyright infringements, claiming the monkey owns the copyright. The implications this has for not only copyrights but use of images and services such as Blurb is exponential. The implications it has on the legal system at large is even more worrisome. If a monkey can hold copyright, can is also be charged for stealing the camera, can it be charged for murder or assault?