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        Copyright Criminals

        Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and money.

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        Hip-Hop Sampling - Copyright Criminals

        Learn about sampling and how it came to be widely used in the early days of hip-hop music.

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        Can you own a sound? - Copyright Criminals

        Explore the foundations of copyright law and its response to hip-hop sampling in the 90s.

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        Theft or Tribute - Copyright Criminals

        Legends Clyde Stubblefield and George Clinton discuss the sampling of their music.

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        Sampling in Other Media - Copyright Criminals

        Before remix culture emerged, other forms of art and media have sampled and borrowed.

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