Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money.
This resource was developed for the Independent Lens film Copyright Criminals.
Learn about sampling and how it came to be widely used in the early days ...
Explore the foundations of copyright law and its response to hip-hop sampling in the 90s.
Legends Clyde Stubblefield and George Clinton discuss the sampling of their music.
Before remix culture emerged, other forms of art and media have sampled and borrowed.
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