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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 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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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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How Piracy Built Hollywood. Yes, Piracy.

Without piracy, the movie industry would have never gone off the ground. Edison did not only produce flickers, but also pirated European films, and...
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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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Can You Really Make Money With Copyright?

Giuseppe Verdi couldn't prevent other people from using his song. Today it's 1000x easier to do this, but people still produce songs and still...
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Game of Thrones Owes It’s Fame and Profit to Piracy

Despite being the most pirated show years on end, more people than ever are buying Game of Thrones merchandise, breaking HBO’s own sales records....
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The Irony of Disney Forever Owning Remixed Stuff

Wondered how awesome it would be to legally make a new Star Wars movie? Or to remix Disney's movies? Well ya can't. Even if both...
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How Mickey Mouse Destroyed The Public Domain

Disney and other corporations lobbied Congress to extend the term of copyright by decades, successfully keeping our heritage, almost a century of...
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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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