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,...

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...

How Copyright Always Takes the Industry’s Side

When there's talks of actually changing copyright for the better, the industry's side is always the one that's listened to, as if the industry...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Encryption 101 with John Oliver

Everything you do online is protected using encryption. And making a deliberate backdoor for the government to get in means everyone else can exploit...

Net Neutrality Explained in 3 Minutes

The internet is astonishing and that's because of rules and standards that manage how it works. One of these rules is Net Neutrality: treating...

John Oliver Explains Surveillance

John Oliver needs no introduction. And if you ever wondered about how much data unregulated government surveillance programs collect... well here's a short intro.