Drumming up culture

What does a six second drum solo from the b-side of a 1969 single have to do with creativity and the history of music?

Quite a bit, actually.

I found this fascinating video via Steve Hardy at Creative Generalist, who points out that innovation and culture build on themselves and must, consequently, have access to the past. Thanks Steve!

If you'd like more on the development of a creative commons, Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig has written and talked extensively on the subject and maintains a frequently updated blog.