Javanese batikers say thanks but no thanks to copyright

Peter sez, "This article in the Jakarta Globe describes the resistance of Javanese batik-makers to suggestions from well-meaning government officials that they copyright their motifs.

Looks like the batikkers have their own model of open-source design: 'They believe that each time they create something, it is not they who worked, but it is God who worked through their human body and soul…Being grateful [to God] is sufficient for them.'"

Candra Malik

(Thanks, Peter!)

(Image: Candra Malik, JG)