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The Shape of Water: An Ode to Other Movies

The Oscar winning movie "The Shape of Water" was influenced by other works before it. The old trope of a human falling in love...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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....