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Copying is Not Theft…

Videos & cartoons by Nina Paley

It’s time to post this again: Copying Is Not Theft!

The arguments we’ve seen for many years, erroneously call copying « theft » in this digital age.

All Creative Work Is Derivative

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In some countries (looking at you, USA – but EU has many problems too), Copyright is automatic and there’s no way to opt out. But you can add a license granting some of the permissions copyright automatically takes away.
Creative Commons, the most widespread brand of license, allows its users to lift various restrictions of copyright one at a time. But, that’s your choice to use it or not.

Copyright as incentive to create (copying is not theft)

Nina Paley created Mimi & Eunice too, and used them to explain a few concepts around copyright…

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