Did you know that many of Walt Disney’s most successful films were based on characters, stories and music written by other creators - to whom Disney paid nothing?
3-D printers serve as a reminder that not everything is swaddled in rights. You do not always need permission to build upon the past. The fact that someone could try to charge you to do something does not mean that they have a legal right to do so.
"3-D Printing, Copyright, and Intellectual Property". - Slate Magazine
I don’t pirate movies out of some sorry sense of entitlement. I pirate movies because at the present moment I know of no other means of watching a high-definition copy of an older film without buying it outright.
“Why I Pirate Movies: A Self-Justification." Mike D’Angelo.
Signing a blog post as “Pirate Coelho,” bestselling author Paulo Coelho has joined a promotional program at the infamous file sharing site, The Pirate Bay.
Your experience of this film may not be remixed in any form; dreams involving any of its characters must adhere strictly to the film’s actual plotline and running time, and must also comply with copyright laws in your state or territory. Any sexual fantasies based on it may not exceed the film’s M.P.A.A. rating.
“Before the Movie Begins,” by Jacob Sager Weinstein. The New Yorker, February 2, 2012.
Congress may take books, musical compositions and other works out of the public domain, where they can be freely used and adapted, and grant them copyright status again, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
The highest form of worship, he said, is the remix: ‘You use other people’s works to make something better.’
“The First Church of Pirate Bay,” Rollo Romig