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David Lynch’s Surrealist Inspirations

A "genius" like David Lynch couldn't have possibly borrowed from others, right? His strange and weird visuals seem to be born out of his...
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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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The Irony of Disney Forever Owning Remixed Stuff

Wondered how awesome it would be to legally make a new Star Wars movie? Or to remix Disney's movies? Well ya can't. Even if both...
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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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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...
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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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You Break Copyright Law Each and Every Day

So you think you're not a pirate? Think again. If you doodle a cartoon, make a copy of book for classroom or send a chain...
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Debunking Piracy and Popular Industry Claims In 3 Minutes

Think the industry tells you the truth about piracy? Those 750.000 "lost jobs"? Those declining revenues? The "bad" Game of Thrones piracy? It's all...
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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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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...