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...

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...

Encryption 101 with John Oliver

Everything you do online is protected using encryption. And making a deliberate backdoor for the government to get in means everyone else can exploit...

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....

John Oliver Explains Surveillance

John Oliver needs no introduction. And if you ever wondered about how much data unregulated government surveillance programs collect... well here's a short intro.

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...