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"Copyright Criminals" Premieres Tomorrow Night on PBS

Produced by LV contributor Kembrew Mcleod and University of Iowa Associate Professor, and Benjamin Franzen, U of I graduate. Copyright Criminals explores the issue raised by the collision of Remix Culture with current laws. This will be shown at 8AM, 2PM and 7PM tomorrow, January 19th. **UPDATE: Iowa Public Television will air Copyright Criminals in […]

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‘Copyright Criminals’ stands on the shoulders of giants (and it ain’t cheap)

In their new documentary, producer Kembrew McLeod and director Benjamin Franzen—both University of Iowa professors—attempt to shed light on the costly and complex world of the simple sample.
– Reactions to last weekend’s screening and Q & A, hosted by the Bijou
– Movie trailer for PBS’s Independent Lens […]

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(C) is for Criminal

Copyright Criminals Directed by Benjamin Franzen Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod have put together a quite entertaining documentary history of the sampling controversy in hip hop music. In this film, or at least in the rough cut of it, you will hear the following amazing things: Chuck D admits that you can in fact copyright […]

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