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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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Moonlight and Its Influences From New Wave Asian Cinema

As in every art field, the more you look into the knowledge of an author, the more you understand where the ideas and styles...
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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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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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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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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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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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A Short Visual History of Copying

Sampling sure seems like a new thing, but remix culture has always been a huge part of creation. Only in the last century or...
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Music Has Always Been a Remix

Led Zeppelin were master remixers. And they're not alone. Remix is what is most produced by the entertainment industry. And that's OK. Everything is...
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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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