Exercise Your Right To Plagiarize . . . or Plagiarize Your Right To Exercise?



I often see people doing interesting exercises at the gym-- sometimes with weights, sometimes on the mats, sometimes with unusual equipment, such as medicine balls or rope attachments, and sometimes with the machines and contraptions that I never use-- and whenever I see someone doing an exercise that I've never done before, I have the urge to immediately attempt it, before I forget all about it and go back to my normal routine, but I feel weird about stealing someone's "move" right in front of them, so I always wait until they are out of sight before I copy what they were doing . . . should I feel weird about this?-- about stealing an exercise?-- I probably shouldn't because it's not actually "stealing," as you can't copyright an exercise move . . . or can you?

4 comments:

Igor said...

People copy other people's moves in sports all the time. Red Sox idiot Kevin Millar openly admitted to borrowing a stance from Mariners catcher Miguel Olivo in 2004. Millar then went on a hot streak with the new stance; Olivo hit .233 that year.

Igor said...

And a clip from Seinfeld when Puddy stole Jerry's move would have been good for this post. The swirl, not the knuckle.

zman said...

The yoga opinion surprises me -- seems analogous to dance or mime but what do I know. People have received patents to weirder stuff:

http://www.google.com/patents/US6368227

http://www.google.com/patents/US5443036

http://www.google.com/patents/US5913738

Dave said...

good idea-- i will find the seinfeld clip and put it up.

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