Comparing The White Man's Burden And The Copy Right

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The right to ones own thoughts, own ideals and inventions is inherent to anyone. Although if we look at the society around us we find multitudes of examples of mimicked ideas, a side from the right out copying of an others work. Parodies are a prime example of such, the author takes the work of another and picks fun at the piece. (i.e. Rudyard Kipling's "The White Man's Burden" and H. T. Johnson's “The Black Man’s Burden”) The Copy right was instituted to protect these ideas, they combated the outright copy of such ideas. I couldn't go out today and without the permission of Disney start producing Mickey Mouse shorts for profit. However we as artist , after the end of a copy right, may build upon these works, as the reading stated Disney
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