• Copying's not what you think it is.
  • Copying is a ritual.

a change in perspective

Copying’s very old. Still, our modern attitude to copying is more about suppressing people’s need to copy and share than ever before.

AND WE THINK IT'S TIME TO CHANGE THAT.

IT'S NATURAL

Copying is in our very nature.
We do it with language, with the clothes we wear, we even do it with our dance moves! Ideas are everywhere and people, much like sponges, absorb everything!
Copying is the most basic step to learning.

IT'S EVERYONE'S

Basically, originality is kinda overrated.
Copying is rooted into our very essence. It's what always makes us borrow a thing or two when creating something new, But that's not a bad thing. It means we're more connected with everyone than we credit ourselves.
Because creating is a collaborative process.

IT'S FOR FREE

Copying does have tremendous value - it's our way of sharing and creating. But it doesn't have any monetary value. You can make infinite copies of the same file. That doesn't make you the author of the piece, nor does it equal stealing.
That's why it's called copying!

It's time for a webseries!

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INSTRUCTIVE AND FUN.

 
COPY-ME: A webseries debunking the myths of copying.
 
Sure, there's a lot of info out there. But there is no webseries that talks about all of this. Our plan is to assemble the most relevant information and make it accessible to everyone. This is why we started the whole thing. The most important thing for us is that people learn (and find out) about these issues. And visual information is a perfect medium to talk through! It's very exciting and compelling - and it’s a lot more fun to share it with friends :)

LOADS OF STUFF TO TALK ABOUT.

Every episode will focus on a different issue:
  • Fairness in the digital realm
  • The importance of public domain
  • Artists making money without restricting access to their work
  • A little bit of copyright history
  • The paradox of originality
  • The state of Internet today and its issues
  • Copyright and it's effect on every single part of society.
Got any other interesting topics you’d like to see discussed? Share them with us!
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SHORT AND SWEET.

We know that everyone's time is important. And we're big fans of educational videos like C.G.P. Grey, Minute Physics or Crash Course. So we'll try not to eat much of your time. At the same time, the episodes will be fully packed with relevant facts, with examples, a lot of information, as well as with our personal views on things. All of it in eight short 3 to 5 minute infographic style episodes.

COPY-US.

All the videos will be free. And not just like in free beer. The webseries will be live on Youtube and Vimeo, and freely downloadable and... torrent-able :) More importantly, Copy-me will be licensed under a CC-BY license, which means that you’ll be able to redistribute, remix, and do whatever you like with the videos! We just ask you to attribute us.
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OPEN-ME.

We’ve got nothing to hide. All throughout production, we’ll be updating you on our progress, talking to you, and listening to your suggestions. More importantly, we rely on YOU to help more people see our videos. We’ll provide the files and the knowledge, so you can make your own closed captioning for friends in your country! The subtitles will be downloadable and featured on Youtube & Vimeo. With your name on them.

BACK THIS PROJECT

AND GET TONS OF REWARDS!
Visit our Indiegogo Campaign

NEED YOUR HELP

Making all this happen takes a lot of time and effort. We’re not whining about it, because we do it out of love. But we do try to work as hard as possible and make the best videos we possibly can. And that gives us very little time for other things. So we’re relying on your help to share Copy-me with the world.

CROWNDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

A donation would be really appreciated, but we plan on raising some capital and sending you all sort of goodies in return. If you like what we’re trying to accomplish and want more quality videos, we’d greatly appreciate your support. And you should know you’re in for a nice treat!

A LOAD OF GOODIES!

We have custom designed POSTERS, funky looking T-SHIRTS, encrypted USB FLASH DRIVES, 3D printed objects, and even the entire source project for you to download! So keep close and don't forget to drop by once in a while!

We'll never spam or give this address away

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

Well, here's some eye candy!

THE COPY-ME SHOWREEL

Just to get a feel of what you're in for.

THE INTERNET IS CLOSING DOWN

A short documentary released about a year ago - by part of the same team.
It's kinda the precursor to this whole project.

time to Meet The team

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Liviu Bărbulescu

WEBSERIES ILLUSTRATOR
Mixes journalism with infographics in his spare time: Chenar.ro.

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Ioana Pelehatăi

SCRIPT EDITOR / VOICE TALENT
Works with SEO and writes delightful articles for Sub25.

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Ștefan Teodorescu

MUSICIAN / SOUND DESIGNER
Mixes sound for a living, and makes music in his spare time.

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Alex Lungu

SCRIPT & ANIMATION
A freelance video editor who, a year ago, started all this nonsense :) Copy-me.org

FAQs & Answers

Do they pay you to spread propaganda?

Well, you'll just have to take our word for it, but we really don't have any hidden agenda. We are an independent project and we do this out of love.
And seriously, we don't have an ulterior motive. We'd do it much smarter if someone would really pay us.

Where are you from? Is your English gonna sound all crappy?

We're from Bucharest, Romania. So... somewhere in Eastern Europe. However, we do have an American English native speaking person doing the voice over, so no worries there!

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