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Death Star’s Rebel Assault is a Remix

I hate the word "rip-off". What we generally call rip-offs are actually works we discovered their references from. But see, every movie has references....
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Stranger Things References Movies Like Any Good Film Does

Stranger Thins feels like a deja-vu. But the Duffer Brothers, like many before them, transcend simple pastiche by borrowing and reinventing old tropes. It draws...
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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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Net Neutrality Explained in 3 Minutes

The internet is astonishing and that's because of rules and standards that manage how it works. One of these rules is Net Neutrality: treating...
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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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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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Too Much Copyright is Detrimental to Creators and Users Alike

You can't talk about Mickey Mouse and show him on screen because that's a copyright violation. Similarly, you can't make cat GIFs if you...
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Star Wars’ Pod Race Inspired by Ben-Hur’s Chariot Race

The camera work of new movies is always inspired by older ones. As the pod race is a direct reference to the chariot race....
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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...