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Spotify is the Answer to Piracy – Only if it Doesn’t...

Piracy is no way preventable. But you can compete with free. All you need is reliable legal services at least as easy and comprehensive...
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How Piracy Built Hollywood. Yes, Piracy.

Without piracy, the movie industry would have never gone off the ground. Edison did not only produce flickers, but also pirated European films, and...
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Creativity is Remix. But We Still View It As Property

Ideas don't have the boundaries of the physical world. The pool of creation is entagled, full of layers that go back centuries. And because...
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The Cutest Video That Argues Copying Isn’t Theft

"Copying is not theft" is a meme minute video produced by QuestionCopyright.org in collaboration with award winning illustrator and free culture activist Nina Paley. The...
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Creativity Means Copying: Edison, Ford, Jobs – They All Did It

Apple borrowed from Xerox, Ford combined existing technology and Edison improved on existing lightbulbs. Magic and myth are not part of creation. We always...
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How Movies Borrow From Other Movies, Books or TV Shows

Most movies rely heavily on existing material. Sure, some of them are sequels or adaptations, but all of them borrow concepts, plots, visuals, references,...
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Music Has Always Been a Remix

Led Zeppelin were master remixers. And they're not alone. Remix is what is most produced by the entertainment industry. And that's OK. Everything is...
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How Copyright Always Takes the Industry’s Side

When there's talks of actually changing copyright for the better, the industry's side is always the one that's listened to, as if the industry...
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Every Hollywood Movie Score is a Remix

From Transformers to Battlestar Galactica, from Alice in Wonderland to Guardians of the Galaxy, Hollywood movie scores tend to sound pretty similar. This has to...
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Why Our Intellectual Property System Becomes Slowly Obsolete

When technology gets cheaper and more people have access to it, the concept of 20 year cycle we envisioned in the XIX century goes...