Copyright Goes Philosophical

Sistine Chapel w/ Copyright Logo

"The Creation of Adam," by Michelangelo; The Granger Collection—Photo illustration by Ellen Winkler

If God hadn't felt confident that he'd maintain copyright control over Creation, would he have sat on his hands for six days? True, his control presumably runs for the life of the author plus eternity—which may be the same thing in his case—but you figure he had bigger fish to fry, or at least to put in the sea.

How about ordinary sons and daughters of Adam and Eve? (Note to Supreme Court: I claim "fair use" here vis-à-vis the Big Guy, Moses, biblical scribes,