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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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The Office Time Machine: A Tribute to Cultural References

Being original is not that original. And what better way to illustrate this than with 9 seasons of The Office! In Joe...
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Stranger Things References Movies Like Any Good Film Does

Stranger Thins feels like a deja-vu. But the Duffer Brothers, like many before them, transcend simple pastiche by borrowing and reinventing old tropes. It draws...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Daft Punk Lifted Some Funky Samples From Others

That Daft Punk sound is fine. And, like all music, is the product of copying on top of other copying. In this...

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