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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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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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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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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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How Expired Copyright Helped “It’s a Wonderful Life” Become Popular

"It's a Wonderful Life" wasn't critically acclaimed or popular when it first came out. It became well known only after its copyright expired and...
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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...
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You Break Copyright Law Each and Every Day

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...
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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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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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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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