When technology gets cheaper and more people have access to it, the concept of 20 year cycle we envisioned in the XIX century goes right out the door. The bright side of this cheap tech and multiple people working separately...
So you think you're not a pirate? Think again. If you doodle a cartoon, make a copy of book for classroom or send a chain e-mail... that's breaking copyright. And this even before we talk about more "serious" stuff like...
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 don't own every single element. Culture is more and more seen as "property", even if the...
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 creeped up into their brains. So could we truly make an internet that stops all...
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 semi-truths and fear mongering packaged as something bad for "the artists". Too bad it's in...
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. This despite the fact that a lot of fans of the show are downloading the...
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 of these borrowed heavily from Public Domain and other works, they've made sure nobody can...
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 make a living out of it. So is it really the copyright protection that gives...

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