The definition of the word crime, according to the present day dictionary is: An act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it and for which punishment is imposed upon conviction or unlawful activity: statistics relating to violent crime.

Having defined the term itself, let us look deeper into the dark and dangerous world, filled with lies, deception, thievery, murder and other sinister deeds...

Since the dawn of time, mankind had the need to establish and maintain a certain level of social order and control. A mechanism was needed that would enable a certain group or a society to function in specific parameters. The result of that need was the establishment of law, an agreed code of conduct, applied to everyone without exceptions. That in turn, had the appearance of individuals or organized groups unwilling to act according to this agreed code of conduct known as the law. The act of defiance against the law was termed CRIME.

At the center of organized crime is a body with its own hierarchy, in a way similar to its legal counterpart. That type of organization is ever conspiring to obtain a certain kind of profit through illegal means such as violence, bribery and brute force accompanied with retribution threats. Its wide specter of activities cover from credit card fraud, gun running, illegal gambling, insurance fraud, kidnapping for ransom, to narcotics trade, pornography, prostitution, racketeering, smuggling and vehicle theft.

Now let us move to some of the prominent organizations, particularly successful in their gruesome enterprise. Probably the most infamous is the Italian mafia known as Cosa Nostra. A veil of mystery covers this organization, hiding the truth about their origin and structure. Based in Sicily, it consists of associated criminal groups with a strict code of conduct, where each individual group is referred to as The Family, and members are commonly called Mafioso

Shoulder to shoulder with Cosa Nostra stands their infamous counterpart, the Japanese Yakuza. They are also known as Bōryokudan, a name given to them by the Japanese police force and the media, meaning “The Violence Group” as opposed to the name which they use to describe themselves "Ninkyō Dantai" meaning the “The Chivalrous Organization”. Their structural integrity lies within the combination of traditional and modern system

We have seen some of the examples of how the crime evolved since its appearance to this date. It was a horrifying road paved with evil intentions, ghastly deeds and tears of those who felt injustice done upon them at the hands of the wicked. This category contains the documentaries portraying that road along with the stories of people from both sides of the law.

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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby

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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby is a 2011 American documentary which investigates the life and work of previous CIA executive William Egan Colby. The director and narrator is Carl Colby, William`s son and the producer is David Johnson. Carl Colby tells us the story about the senior Colby's work in the U.S. intelligence and its relation to his private life, including the mysteries he kept from the members of his family. The film starts with Colby's participation in World War II as an officer and paratrooper with the OSS, and follows his career path to the Central Intelligence Agency, where his duties included political undercover activity countering the Communist Party in Italy, later counterinsurgency activities and participation in the 1963 overthrow in South Vietnam, working together with President John F. Kennedy, amid the Vietnam War, and later as Director of Central Intelligence in the 1970s. While he was the head of the CIA, Colby uncovered certain documents in the archives pointing to the illegal operations conducted by the CIA, known as the "Family Jewels". He used these documents in order to introduce reforms in the Agency. The film closes with Colby's vanishing and passing in April 1996.If you want to watch more CIA documentaries, click here.

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Hijacking in Rio de Janeiro
Hijacking in Rio de Janeiro

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This documentary is concerned with the tragic events that played out on June 12th, 2000 in Rio de Janeiro. This Brazilian film was released on October 22 in 2002. It was directed by Jose Padilha and the co-director of this project was Felipe Lacerda.We bring to you a story about the bus hijacking that was transmitted live on the Brazilian television stations. What began as an ordinary bus ride will soon turn to a nightmare for all of the passengers. On this faithful day, a young man by the name of Sandro do Nascimento, hijacked bus 174 full of passengers and threatened to execute them all. In the shocking finish of this four hour long hijacking, the kidnapper decided to surrender, but in the attempt to take him down, the police forces accidentally kill a hostage instead.This documentary analyses this event, beginning with the life of Nascimento, from his childhood onwards, the hijacking and the police response. During the making of this film Padilha interviewed members of the BOPE, the Rio police force, a number of sociologists and also managed to interview some of the homeless children from the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Watch more crime documentaries like this one by clicking here.

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Columbine High School Massacre
Columbine High School Massacre

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The writer and director of this documentary is Michael Moore. It was released on October 11th 2002. The film won a number of awards, including the one at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.This documentary examines the cause of the Columbine High School massacre that happened in 1999 along with a number of other, arms related, violent outbursts. The related issues, discussed in the documentary, are the nature of violence itself and the suitable environment for the occurrence of similar tragedies.Among the interviewed parties were Mat Stone, one of the creators of South Park, Marilyn Manson, musician and the former president of the National Rifle Association, Charlton Heston.Throughout the documentary, Moore is trying to find an answer to the question of the alarming crime rate in the US, particularly ones committed with firearms, and why does the USA have the highest rate of such crimes in the world. Watch this documentary and discover how easy is to get a firearm in the US. Learn about the general opinion of the public concerning firearms and gun laws.

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Anders Breivik: The Norway Terrorist
Anders Breivik: The Norway Terrorist

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Anders Behring Breivik, born on February 13th 1979, is the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks. On 22 July 2011, he killed eight people by setting off a van bomb amid government buildings in Oslo and then shot dead 69 participants of a Workers' Youth League summer camp on the island of Utoya. In August 2012 he was convicted for these gruesome crimes and received the maximum sentence of 21 years in prison, with the possibility of an extension of the primary sentence.On the day of the attacks Breivik also distributed a compendium of texts, in an electronic form, entitled 2083: A European Declaration of Independence, in which he presents his far-right militant ideology. Breivik stated that the main motive for the crimes he committed was to promote his manifesto.Watch this documentary and witness the tragedy that Breivik orchestrated and the aftermath of the event that shocked the world.

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The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

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In this 2007 documentary the current policy of United States and Canada on marijuana prohibition. Using interviews of both professional academics and marijuana aficionados this documentary raises questions on the hundred years of marijuana prohibition.

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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby
The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby

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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby is a 2011 American documentary which investigates the life and work of previous CIA executive William Egan Colby. The director and narrator is Carl Colby, William`s son and the producer is David Johnson. Carl Colby tells us the story about the senior Colby's work in the U.S. intelligence and its relation to his private life, including the mysteries he kept from the members of his family. The film starts with Colby's participation in World War II as an officer and paratrooper with the OSS, and follows his career path to the Central Intelligence Agency, where his duties included political undercover activity countering the Communist Party in Italy, later counterinsurgency activities and participation in the 1963 overthrow in South Vietnam, working together with President John F. Kennedy, amid the Vietnam War, and later as Director of Central Intelligence in the 1970s. While he was the head of the CIA, Colby uncovered certain documents in the archives pointing to the illegal operations conducted by the CIA, known as the "Family Jewels". He used these documents in order to introduce reforms in the Agency. The film closes with Colby's vanishing and passing in April 1996.If you want to watch more CIA documentaries, click here.

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Standard Operating Procedure
Standard Operating Procedure

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This is a 2008 documentary which investigates the significance of the photos taken by the military police of the U.S. at the prison in Abu Ghraib at the end of 2003. These photographs uncovered the torment and misuse of its detainees by U.S. troopers and therefore brought about an open embarrassment. The director of this documentary is Errol Morris. Remarking on the relationship of his film to the infamous photos, Morris has said his plan was to reveal these perpetrators as the ones who were supposed to serve as scapegoats. It was awfully convenient to proclaim them as the only responsible ones due to the fact that they were in the photos. Photographs don't let us know who the genuine guilty parties may be. They can likewise serve as a cover-up and be highly misleading. Photographs uncover and hide, serve both as confession and concealment. This is an examination of the expected outcomes of the Iraqi war with an attention on occasions at Abu Ghraib jail which started to show up in worldwide media in 2004. The jail rapidly got to be famous for the photographs of the misuse of dread suspects, their youngsters, and the innocent citizens by military personnel. If you want to watch more war documentaries, click here.

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War Crimes In Vietnam
War Crimes In Vietnam

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The Vietnam Veterans Against the War, or VVAW, launched a media campaign from January 31st, 1971 to February 2nd, 1971 in order to inform the public and raise awareness of the atrocities and war crimes committed by the US Army in the Vietnam War. The VVAW presented evidence of these crimes and directly linked the military policy and the crimes committed in Vietnam.The gathering was organized in Detroit, Michigan and it lasted for three days. Among the participants were 109 Vietnam veterans, around 20 civilians, academics and medical personnel. They openly spoke about the war crimes that they either committed or witnessed between 1963 and 1970.The event did not get the expected media coverage, but a number of journalists from Detroit recorded the gathering and the testimonials which were later used in the making of this documentary in 1972. The transcript of this documentary was entered by Senator Mark Hatfield into the Congressional Record. The content of records was discussed at the Fulbright Hearings in April and May 1971, with Senator J. William Fulbright in the chair of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to watch more war videos, click here.

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Abu Ghraib Prison Tortures
Abu Ghraib Prison Tortures

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This documentary was released in 2007 and it is looking into the scandalous abuse and torture of prisoners at the Abu Ghraib in 2004. The director of this film is Rory Kennedy and its premiere was on January 19th in 2007 at the Sundance Film Festival.This documentary also aired on HBO on February 22 in 2007. The Human Rights Watch Film Festival screened this film on March 23 in 2007 and two days later it was screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival.Working Films used this documentary to coordinate the US national community engagement campaign. It brought together groups such as, the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, faith groups, and a number of other similar groups in order to end the US policy sanctioning torture.The documentary received several nominations for the prestigious Emmy award at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards. The film won the Outstanding Non-Fiction Special award.If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to see more prison videos, click here.

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Hijacking in Rio de Janeiro
Hijacking in Rio de Janeiro

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This documentary is concerned with the tragic events that played out on June 12th, 2000 in Rio de Janeiro. This Brazilian film was released on October 22 in 2002. It was directed by Jose Padilha and the co-director of this project was Felipe Lacerda.We bring to you a story about the bus hijacking that was transmitted live on the Brazilian television stations. What began as an ordinary bus ride will soon turn to a nightmare for all of the passengers. On this faithful day, a young man by the name of Sandro do Nascimento, hijacked bus 174 full of passengers and threatened to execute them all. In the shocking finish of this four hour long hijacking, the kidnapper decided to surrender, but in the attempt to take him down, the police forces accidentally kill a hostage instead.This documentary analyses this event, beginning with the life of Nascimento, from his childhood onwards, the hijacking and the police response. During the making of this film Padilha interviewed members of the BOPE, the Rio police force, a number of sociologists and also managed to interview some of the homeless children from the streets of Rio de Janeiro. Watch more crime documentaries like this one by clicking here.

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Columbine High School Massacre
Columbine High School Massacre

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The writer and director of this documentary is Michael Moore. It was released on October 11th 2002. The film won a number of awards, including the one at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002 and the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.This documentary examines the cause of the Columbine High School massacre that happened in 1999 along with a number of other, arms related, violent outbursts. The related issues, discussed in the documentary, are the nature of violence itself and the suitable environment for the occurrence of similar tragedies.Among the interviewed parties were Mat Stone, one of the creators of South Park, Marilyn Manson, musician and the former president of the National Rifle Association, Charlton Heston.Throughout the documentary, Moore is trying to find an answer to the question of the alarming crime rate in the US, particularly ones committed with firearms, and why does the USA have the highest rate of such crimes in the world. Watch this documentary and discover how easy is to get a firearm in the US. Learn about the general opinion of the public concerning firearms and gun laws.

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The Genocide in Darfur
The Genocide in Darfur

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This documentary is concerned with the civil war in Darfur, Sudan. The reason for the conflict was the oppression of the non-Arabs conducted by the government of Sudan. The opposing forces of this regime were the Justice and Equality movement and the Sudan Liberation Army.The root of the conflict in the region of Darfur lies in the combination of a number of issues. They include the agricultural and herding dispute, the battle for the water sources and the government ethnic cleansing campaign against the non-Arabic population. In 2003 there was an armed uprising against the government of Sudan led by the Justice and Equality movement and the Sudan Liberation Army. The military response of the Sudanese government will result in genocide and a total death toll of over several hundred thousand human casualties.This conflict forced millions of people out of their homes and into refugee camps. A number of people died due to the starvation and disease caused by the poor living conditions. In this documentary, Brian Steidle, a former U.S. Marine Captain, shares his personal story along with the one he recorded in Darfur, working as an official military observer. Watch this emotional and shocking tale of the suffering and hardships of the people in Sudan.

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The Indonesian Death Squad
The Indonesian Death Squad

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This is a documentary film about the Indonesian killings of 1965/66. It is directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn in collaboration with an anonymous Indonesian. The response of the Indonesian government to this documentary was mostly negative. The Indonesian presidential spokesman on foreign affairs, Teuku Faizasyah, said that the documentary is misleading when it comes to the portrayal of Indonesia.The story revolves around theanti-communist purge in which more than 500,000 people were killed. At this time, Sukarno, the President of Indonesia was overthrown by would be President Suharto. The forming of the death squad followed and it`s prominent members were gangsters Anwar Congo and Adi Zulkadry. It is said that this was the most powerful squad in North Sumatra. They extorted money from ethnic Chinese as the price for keeping their lives. Anwar is said to have personally killed 1,000 people by methods such as strangulation with wire.A sequel of this documentary titled ‘The Look of Silence’ is scheduled to be released in 2015.

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Anders Breivik: The Norway Terrorist
Anders Breivik: The Norway Terrorist

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Anders Behring Breivik, born on February 13th 1979, is the perpetrator of the 2011 Norway attacks. On 22 July 2011, he killed eight people by setting off a van bomb amid government buildings in Oslo and then shot dead 69 participants of a Workers' Youth League summer camp on the island of Utoya. In August 2012 he was convicted for these gruesome crimes and received the maximum sentence of 21 years in prison, with the possibility of an extension of the primary sentence.On the day of the attacks Breivik also distributed a compendium of texts, in an electronic form, entitled 2083: A European Declaration of Independence, in which he presents his far-right militant ideology. Breivik stated that the main motive for the crimes he committed was to promote his manifesto.Watch this documentary and witness the tragedy that Breivik orchestrated and the aftermath of the event that shocked the world.

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The Business of Counterfeiting
The Business of Counterfeiting

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To counterfeit means to imitate something. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of the real product. Counterfeit products are often produced with the intent to take advantage of the superior value of the imitated product.The word counterfeit frequently describes both the forgeries of currency and documents, as well as the imitations of clothing, handbags, shoes, pharmaceuticals, aviation and automobile parts, watches, electronics, software, works of art, toys and movies. Counterfeit products tend to have fake company logos and brands. In the case of goods, it results in patent infringement or trademark infringement. Counterfeit consumer products have a reputation for being lower quality, sometimes not working at all, and may even include toxic elements. The counterfeiting of money is usually attacked aggressively by governments worldwide. The counterfeiting of goods is condoned by some governments. Counterfeit paper money is the most popular product counterfeited.Watch this documentary and enter the shady and lucrative world of counterfeiting. Discover how and where are these fake products made and distributed. The demand for such items is surprisingly high and constantly on the rise. Is the current economy guilty of providing fertile soil for such occurrence? Maybe you will find the answer to this question and similar ones after watching this documentary.

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Police Brutality
Police Brutality

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In this documentary you will have a chance to see the raw, uncut video footage of what happens when the representatives of the law cross the line and abuse their position.The author faced publishing issues with the first video material, stating that the original video upload was taken down by YouTube under the guise of "copyright infringement" but then later reinstated after he proved that his use of the material was legal.The law exists to protect the people, but the question at hand is who will protect the people when the law fails to do so? How can the excessive use of force be prevented and what are the measures against the policemen who commit this offence?This documentary does not provide the answer to these questions, but rather raises the awareness that these thing do happen.The viewer discretion is advised due to the violent nature of the compiled materials!

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Charles Bronson: The Most Violent Man In England
Charles Bronson: The Most Violent Man In England

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Charles Salvador, also known as, Charles Bronson (real name Michael Gordon Peterson) is born on December 6, 1952 in Luton, Bedfordshire. He is an English criminal who is often referred to in the British press as the "most violent prisoner in Britain".He became a petty criminal before being sentenced to seven years' imprisonment in 1974. While in prison, he began making a name for himself, considered as loose cannon, often fighting convicts and prison officers.Salvador is one of the highest-profile criminals in Britain and has been featured in books, interviews, and studies in prison reform and treatment. He is the main character of the 2008 movie “Bronson” and the story is loosely based on his life.He does not consider himself to be a criminal, stating that: "I'm a nice guy, but sometimes I lose all my senses and become nasty. That doesn't make me evil, just confused."In 2014 he announced that he was changing his name again, this time to Charles Salvador in a mark of respect to one of his favorite artists and to distance himself from his existing reputation.

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The Brand: The Aryan Brotherhood Story
The Brand: The Aryan Brotherhood Story

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The Aryan Brotherhood, also known as the ‘Brand’, or the ‘AB’, is a white supremacist prison gang and organized crime syndicate in the United States with about 10,000 members in and out of prison.According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the gang makes up less than 0.1% of the prison population, but it is responsible for up to 20% of murders in the federal prison system. The AB has focused on the economic activities typical of organized crime entities; particularly drug trafficking, extortion, inmate prostitution, and murder-for-hire.Aryan Brotherhood members mark themselves with distinctive tattoos. The tattoo design commonly includes the words ‘Aryan Brotherhood’, the letters ‘AB’, the number ‘666’ and the Nazi symbolism such as ‘SS’, sig runes, and swastikas, as well as shamrocks and Celtic iconography.Watch this documentary and discover how did the ‘AB’ came to be and discover on what grizzly ways did they gain their notoriety.

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Hells Angels: Outlaw Bikers
Hells Angels: Outlaw Bikers

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Hells Angels Motorcycle Club or simply HAMC is one of the biggest clubs worldwide and they prefer to ride the Harley-Davidson motorcycles. This club was formed in 1948 by the Bishop family, who were actually war immigrants in California.In order to become a Hells Angels prospect, candidates must have a valid driver's license, a motorcycle over 750cc, and have the right combination of personal qualities. It is said the club excludes child molesters and individuals who have applied to become police or prison officers. In the U.S. Department of Justice, they are considered as an organized crime syndicate. The Hells Angels are one the “big four” motorcycle gangs, including the Pagans, Outlaws and the Bandidos. These gangs all are involved in violent crimes, drug dealing, trafficking stolen goods and prostitution, member are getting constantly arrested for such crimes.Kurt Sutter created a TV series about the Hells Angels called Sons of Anarchy in 2008, it was showing most of the things the gang did from resources of original members of the Hells Angels club. This documentary will show you some real footage of what was going on in the club and why they are so feared all over the world.

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Historical paintings stolen all over the world
Historical paintings stolen all over the world

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Painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or a similar medium to a surface. In art, the term painting describes both the act and the result of the action.Painting is a way of creative expression, and the forms are numerous. Drawing, composition or abstraction, among other aesthetics, may serve to manifest the expressive and conceptual intention of the painter. Paintings can be naturalistic, photographic and abstract, can contain narrative content, symbolism, emotion or be political in nature.Today, depending on the author, some of the paintings are extremely valuable in the sense of historical significance along with the monetary value. Having those properties, particular paintings have been targeted by a number of art thieves. Watch this documentary and find out how some of the most elaborate painting heists were executed and the identity of the masterminds behind these operations.

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Copyright and Culture
Copyright and Culture

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This documentary is looking into the current state of copyright and culture. Learn about copyright and culture in the context of Internet, peer-to-peer file sharing and other technological advances. It is directed by Andreas Johnsen, Ralf Christensen and Henrik Moltke.In order for one to be able to grasp the idea of this documentary, the authors have explained the current legal situation concerning sampling, licensing and copyright.The documentary features interviews with a number of people with various perspectives on copyright, lawyers that worked on cases involving the violation of copyrights, producers, artists and some of the file sharing service providers.The main issue of the documentary itself is the process of creativity and is that process jeopardized with the use of the intellectual property of others in the making one`s own.The self imposing question is how to protect one`s rights when it comes to intellectual property? The authors are also looking into the matter of the recent shift towards user-generated content, mash-up music and video culture.

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