Saturday, May 12, 2012

A History of Copyright

Last week I shared a Common Craft video about Copyright and Creative Commons. This morning I'd like to pass along a related video about the history of Copyright from CGP Grey. The video takes the viewer through the history of Copyright from its origins through many changes to arrive at its current meaning. Watch the video below or read the transcript here.

There is definitely a bit of bias toward the end, but overall it's not a bad explanation to share with students.