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Everyone Copies: Just Like Michelangelo or Van Gogh

Copying older works was considered a valuable skill until very recently. Even great artists had to first learn and improve their skills. And what...
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A Short Visual History of Copying

Sampling sure seems like a new thing, but remix culture has always been a huge part of creation. Only in the last century or...
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Moonlight and Its Influences From New Wave Asian Cinema

As in every art field, the more you look into the knowledge of an author, the more you understand where the ideas and styles...
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How Expired Copyright Helped “It’s a Wonderful Life” Become Popular

"It's a Wonderful Life" wasn't critically acclaimed or popular when it first came out. It became well known only after its copyright expired and...
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How To Be a Dick & Sue Every “Parental Plagiarist”

Got a parental trick and you're annoyed that someone else is using it? The Onion presents a parody video on how to patent parenting tricks...
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John Oliver Challenges You to Speak Out for Net Neutrality Once...

The new Communications Commission wants Net Neutrality gone, even though the FCC delivered strong Net Neutrality rules just 2 years prior. So John Oliver...
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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...