Copyright Criminals

Copyright Criminals - Trailer from IndiePix on Vimeo.

ON THE PBS SERIES INDEPENDENT LENS (check your local listings)

Can you own a sound?

COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS, a documentary produced by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod, examines the commercial and creative value of musical sampling, including the ongoing debates about artistic expression, copyright law and money.

COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS showcases many of Hip Hop music's legendary figures like Public Enemy, De La Soul and Digital Underground along with emerging artists such as audiovisual remixers Eclectic Method. The film also provides an in-depth look at artists who have been sampled, such as renowned drummer Clyde Stubblefield, the world's most sampled musician, best known for his work with James Brown, as well as commentary by Funk legend George Clinton.

JAN 19: Broadcast & DVD Release Party with ECLECTIC METHOD, MR. LEN & DJ SPOOKY
FREE with RSVP at IndiePix Evite. Doors at 8pm. Broadcast Premiere on Independent Lens at 10pm.
Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave Brooklyn NYC 11211. Facebook Event Page

View the Trailer and promo video for the Broadcast & DVD release party at

Watch on JAN. 19th PBS TV!
Check local PBS listings for the COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS broadcast on Independent Lens.

Pre-Order! The Copyright Criminals DVD is currently available for discounted pre-order from IndiePix, which manages the distribution of this film in theatrical, DVD, digital and new media markets throughout North America. The DVD will also be available at Amazon and from local video
retailers January 26, 2010.

Bobbito Garcia
Chuck D
Clyde Stubblefield
De La Soul
DJ Qbert
DJ Spooky
Eclectic Method
Eyedea & Abilities
George Clinton
Hank Shocklee
Harry Allen
Mark Hosler
Matt Black
Miho Hatori
Mix Master Mike
Mr. Len
Pete Rock
Prefuse 73
Sage Francis
Saul Williams
Shock G
Steve Albini

Copyright Criminals Promo Video from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.

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