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Game of Thrones Owes It’s Fame and Profit to Piracy

Despite being the most pirated show years on end, more people than ever are buying Game of Thrones merchandise, breaking HBO’s own sales records....
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Upload Filters are Already Broken

The European Union plans for introducing a mandatory censorship machine to filter all uploads. Unfortunately, even if “there is scientific consensus that Article 13 cannot...
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Can You Really Make Money With Copyright?

Giuseppe Verdi couldn't prevent other people from using his song. Today it's 1000x easier to do this, but people still produce songs and still...
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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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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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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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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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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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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...