Taken from Jim Jarmusch’s Golden Rules, this poster explains the difference between authenticity and originality claiming than the later doesn’t exist. And with an interesting quote from the French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard who pointed out that, finally, the end it’s much more important than the beginning.
Note: I saw the poster in the KISD blog: Originality is non-existent.
This is very interesting to note in our age of ‘rip, mix and burn’, where copyright is being criticized and the Creative Commons movement –leaded by Lawrence Lessig– is gaining momentum. This rule (#5 in Jarmusch’s set) and Godard’s quote could be perfectly applied to the work of Girl Talk, presented in RiP: A Remix Manifesto: