How to talk about copyright?


His work is truly original.”

Your copy of the software is not original.”


To hide the fact that all creative work is dependent on cultural context and create a false image of an author creating ex nihilo

As a synonym of “authorized” or “certified”, suggesting that an unauthorized copy is somehow worse or defective


Make point that even a “remix” can be original

Point out that in digital world label of an “original” is more than often meaningless