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Despite this film and theme being relatively new to me, I find that a lot of my beliefs already align with that of the documentary. I am critical of personal property in many facets of life, but copyrighting personal ideas does not make sense to me. As the video states, it is just another way for large corporate businesses to take our money, while disregarding what is best for societal advancement. The comparison between audio-visual copyrights and that of medical ideas and innovations is a great point, because an older audiences may not understand our need to remix and create music, but they must understand the need to advance medical technologies and improve health.
Along with the film, I also view Brazil as a great, progressing country. I am somewhat bias because I studied there and plan to return after I graduate college. When I was in Brazil, though, I do remember all of the mash-ups of popular American and Brazilian music. At the time, I never thought of it as a grand, global statement- it was just something that Brazilians loved to do and dance to. Now I see Brazil as an even more amazing place than I already have, which I didn't think was possible.
There is a lot more to be said about this documentary, especially regarding how most new ideas are recycled from the past. It is impossible to grow as a society if we are not allowed to build upon other ideas to make them stronger. Many fundamental concepts have already been created, intellectually. These are the building blocks of culture, science, or whatever else it may be. Now it is the greedy government's job to put profit aside and let culture advancement flourish.