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Copyright Criminals: Doku über Sampling, Mashups und Urheberrecht

Vor ein paar Tagen hatte die neue Doku „Copyright Criminals“ (Filmwebsite) auf PBS Premiere, der Film erscheint mir nicht ganz so super, wie „RIP: A Remix Manifesto“ (den gibt’s hier), aber immer noch sehr sehenswert, nicht zuletzt, weil die Masher Eclectic Method mitwirken.

Und natürlich ist der Film jetzt auf Youtube aufgetaucht, bis er wegen (Achtung!) Copyright Crime gelöscht wird. Hier der erste Teil, weitere Infos und alle weiteren Teile nach dem Klick.


(Youtube Direktcopyright, via Beautiful Decay)

COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law and money. The film showcases many of hip-hop music’s founding figures like Public Enemy, De La Soul and Digital Underground, as well as emerging artists such as audiovisual remixers Eclectic Method. It also provides first-person interviews with artists who have been sampled, such as Clyde Stubblefield — James Brown’s drummer and the world’s most sampled musician — and commentary by another highly sampled musician, funk legend George Clinton.

Computers, mobile phones and other interactive technologies are changing our relationships with media, blurring the line between producer and consumer and radically changing what it means to be creative. As artists find more inventive ways to insert old influences into new material, COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS poses the question: Can you own a sound?

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