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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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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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Zombies: When Lack of Copyright Gives Life to Culture

George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" is a perfect example of what happens if ideas are not owned. First, as was the case...
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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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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 Means Copying: Edison, Ford, Jobs – They All Did It

Apple borrowed from Xerox, Ford combined existing technology and Edison improved on existing lightbulbs. Magic and myth are not part of creation. We always...
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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...
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Death Star’s Rebel Assault is a Remix

I hate the word "rip-off". What we generally call rip-offs are actually works we discovered their references from. But see, every movie has references....
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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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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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