Saturday, October 24, 2009

can anyone really own a sound?

FREE Community Screening of Copy Right Criminals.

Sunday, October 25, 2009
3:00pm - 6:00pm
FREE Community Screening at DC Jewish Community Center
Washington, DC) — As new technologies emerge, enabling everyone to be a music producer, can anyone really own a sound?

Computers, software and even cell phones have radically altered our relationship to mass culture and technology, providing consumers with the tools to become producers, or “remixers,” of their own media. But long before everyday people began posting their video mash-ups on the Web, hip-hop musicians perfected the art of audio montage through a sport they called “sampling.” COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS, a documentary by Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod, examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the ongoing debates about artistic expression, copyright law and (of course) money. The film will air nationally on the Emmy® Award–winning PBS documentary series Independent Lens during the 2009 fall/winter season.

ITVS Community Cinema presents two FREE screening events for COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS: Sunday, October 25 at 3 PM at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street, NW;

Reservations are requested. Call 202-939-0794 or email

Appearing in the Film:

Public Enemy, Jeff Chang, George Clinton, De La Soul, DJ Qbert
Miho Hatori, MC El-P, Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky

Local community partners for the presentation of COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS include WHUT, Busboys and Poets, the Social Action and Leadership School for Activists, the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Words Beats & Life, and the Washington Area Musicians Association.

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