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Copyright Criminals (2009)

Copyright Criminals (2009)

This is a Sampling SportMay. 21, 2009USA65 Min.Not Rated
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Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and (of course) money. This documentary 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.” The film showcases many of hip-hop music’s founding figures like Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground—while also featuring emerging hip-hop artists from record labels Definitive Jux, Rhymesayers, Ninja Tune, and more.

Copyright Criminals (2009)
Original title Copyright Criminals
IMDb Rating 7.4 230 votes
TMDb Rating 6.7 6 votes

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