Thou Shalt Not Steal 


A published dissertation on the subject of copying. In my essay I challenge the negative connotations surrounding the imitation of design, and argue instead, that we should not be afraid to steal, learn from and develop what already exists, so long as we respect creatives rights and give credit.

The history of design is evidently an amalgamation of ideas and theories built upon ©1. In the same way, this essay expands upon the research and theories before it. The publication overtly shows the source of where ideas have been pulled from with the © footnotes and photocopied inserts of every copied text, book and webpage.

©1 Kirby Ferguson, Everything is a Remix, 2012



The reader is welcome to steal my words.
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