'Our cultural innovation has always been guaranteed by building upon the works and ideas of others. Especially in our digital era many works are being barricaded by copyrights or other forms of intellectual property law. This endangers the nature of our cultural innovative ecosystem by eroding the cultural soil, essential for the growth of new cultures.
The works in CopyClash and the corresponding magazine show how cultural innovation is held back by the clashing borders of today’s intellectual property, copyrights, originality, authenticity and plagiarism.
In order to protect our cultural richness we are in need of new approaches that create a better balance between the availability of cultural goods and the reward or protection of it’s authors.'