July 18, 2005

Thought Thieves Film Festival Counters Microsoft's

THOUGHT THIEVE$ is a short film showcase about corporate appropriation of knowledge, culture, and creativity. It is a grassroots response to the Micro$oft short film competition of the same name.

This version of THOUGHT THIEVE$ is about big companies stealing and profiting from the knowledge commons. Think about it: how would you feel if you saw your cultural traditions, collective creativity, thousands-year-old seed strains, indigenous medicinal knowledge, or even your very genetic code being passed off as the property of some multinational corporation? What would you do?

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Posted by steev at July 18, 2005 05:49 PM