Maybe you remember Kirby Ferguson's "Everything is a Remix pt. 1-3". Here comes his fourth part: "Our system of law doesn't acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren't so tidy. They're layered, they’re interwoven, they're tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality... the system starts to fail."
Helge, this one is for you. Enjoy.