When we published our first international arts roundup for Venice’s Biennale, we predicted events might once again draw our attention beyond the USA. No special occasion was necessary to inspire a roundup about Mexico, our neighbor geographically and culturally. American and Mexican cultures have become parts of one another, so... Read more

Resuming our roundups of art from American cities, we realized that we wanted to highlight the remarkable people who have made our artistic traditions great, as well as the wonderful places where art can be enjoyed. That’s why we’re back with a roundup of Chicago artists, organized from the nineteenth-century... Read more

In August 2022, Meta launched an interactive AI tool called BlenderBot. As the name suggests, it generates text by remixing online content. In other words, it’s the latest Big Tech product built on infringement in the name of innovation. Comparing earlier language generators to BlenderBot, Vox reported it’s unbelievably crappy.... Read more

Here at CreativeFuture, we often write about the widespread theft of film and television shows. Since they are such vital cultural and economic exports for the United States, we are in a constant state of shock at how our film and television industry is undercut by global piracy. But there... Read more

One Friday in April, piracy sites went missing from the search engine DuckDuckGo’s index. “Holy sh*t!” we thought. “Has DuckDuckGo decided to step up and help the creatives whose livelihoods are harmed by widespread piracy? Could they be a shining example of accountability amidst an irresponsible group of Silicon Valley... Read more

To have a safe and functional internet, we need platforms to take real responsibility for stemming crime. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement in 2022, especially in the face of the pile-up of illegal and nefarious activities they facilitate. If you need just one more example, though, then look no... Read more

Slumming in the Reddit forum r/Piracy recently, we stumbled upon a surprising debate. “Is there anything you wouldn’t pirate?” suspicious_carl asked. The responding pirates fall into four categories. Only one is worth saving. Asshats Asshats revel in piracy as if it were merely mischief instead of causing a great deal... Read more

Recently, while reviewing the public comments filed with the United States Copyright Office as it examines the need to promote Standard Technical Measures (STMs) to prevent digital copyright infringement (as one does), we noticed something peculiar. We were surprised to see that there were thousands of comments on such an... Read more

By this point, who is surprised to hear a tech startup is complicit with digital piracy – even when it isn’t brazenly named OpenSea? Since 2017, OpenSea has hosted a cryptocurrency marketplace for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), unique identifiers for digital objects. Although these technologies are new and, to many of... Read more