Data Strategy

January 12, 2008

The piracy root of Hollywood

Filed under: Uncategorized — chucklam @ 6:22 pm

Via a post by Matt Mason on TorrentFreak:

[Thomas] Edison… went on to invent filmmaking, and demanded a licensing fee from those making movies with his technology. This caused a band of filmmaking pirates, including a man named William, to flee New York for the then still wild West, where they thrived, unlicensed, until Edison’s patents expired. These pirates continue to operate there, albeit legally now, in the town they founded: Hollywood. William’s last name? Fox.

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