COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS PREMIERES TUESDAY, JAN. 19, 10PM
ON THE PBS SERIES INDEPENDENT LENS (check 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 copyrightcriminals.com.
Watch on JAN. 19th PBS TV! Check local PBS listings for the COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS broadcast on Independent Lens.
Pre-Order! Copyright Criminals will also be available at Amazon and from local video retailers January 26, 2010.
For Immediate Release
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