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Jamie XX Sampled from Whitest Boy Alive

The song that was in your head for a long time was sampled from somebody else. I've been surprised many a times....
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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...
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How Expired Copyright Helped “It’s a Wonderful Life” Become Popular

"It's a Wonderful Life" wasn't critically acclaimed or popular when it first came out. It became well known only after its copyright expired and...
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Art is Stealing: Tim Burton & German Expressionism

You can't find a director who hasn't lifted, copied, transformed, combined, remixed, mashed up and made other other works into their own....
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The Cutest Video That Argues Copying Isn’t Theft

"Copying is not theft" is a meme minute video produced by QuestionCopyright.org in collaboration with award winning illustrator and free culture activist Nina Paley. The...
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Pixar As a Tribute to Cinema

Pixar's movies, from Toy Story to Soul, are relatable and funny because they borrow so much from culture, and we get the...
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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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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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Tarkovsky Copied. That Makes Him a Great Director

Once in a couple of years people get riled up over another side-by-side video that shows how a popular movie "plagiarized" Andrei...
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Kill Bill is Not an Exception, But the Rule: All Movies...

This side by side comparison shows how many movies influenced Tarantino's work. He's popular and he intentionally left these as close to...