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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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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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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...
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The Shape of Water: An Ode to Other Movies

The Oscar winning movie "The Shape of Water" was influenced by other works before it. The old trope of a human falling in love...
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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...
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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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John Oliver Challenges You to Speak Out for Net Neutrality Once...

The new Communications Commission wants Net Neutrality gone, even though the FCC delivered strong Net Neutrality rules just 2 years prior. So John Oliver...
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Copyright vs Property: You Can Legally Use Media Without Owning It

Copyright is not property. Unlike property, you can use some else's intellectual work without any need for authorization. Copyright protection is limited...
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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...
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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....