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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remix & File-Sharing: The Internet is Closing Down

Remix and file-sharing go hand in hand. Almost like water, people need inspiration and the tools to make things out those works that already...
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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...