Or is permission culture dampening the potential creativity and room for improvements/alterations that a free culture provides? This free culture is ultimately a form of expression and genius that builds upon the culture around us and makes it something different. Freedom is good, and the distributed medium of the internet and the information it provides is generally considered a “free” platform.
Take memes as an example of this distributed information.
Imagine if every meme found on the internet had copyright attached to it. How would these memes mutate and evolve freely to reach their full potential with every second person who shared it/altered it is pulled up for not crediting the original? Let’s try and avoid bringing legal logistics into our beloved form of obscure entertainment.
So I guess the moral of this story is: Don’t take memes for granted because permission culture could swoop in and steal our precious ~chicken permission~ meme away from us.