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Independent Lens Community Cinema: Copyright Criminals 

When: Thu., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. 2009
Price: Free
www.ccpl.org
Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of music sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and (of course) money. The film traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For more than thirty years, innovative hip-hop performers and producers have been re-using portions of previously recorded music in new, otherwise original compositions. When lawyers and record companies got involved, what was once referred to as a “borrowed melody” became a “copyright infringement.”

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