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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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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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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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Stranger Things References Movies Like Any Good Film Does

Stranger Thins feels like a deja-vu. But the Duffer Brothers, like many before them, transcend simple pastiche by borrowing and reinventing old tropes. It draws...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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