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Community Cinema at Soka University - "Copyright Criminals"

Date: 03.24.2010
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Pauling Hall 216

Copyright Criminals

Copyright Criminals-- Can you own a sound?  As hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, artists such as Public Enemy and De La Soul began reusing parts of previously recorded music for their songs.  But when record company lawyers got involved everything changed.  Years before people started downloading and remixing music, hip-hop sampling sparked a debate about copyright, creativity and technological change that still rages today.

Free.  Panel discussion will follow.

ITVS, the co-presenter of Independent Lens, in cooperation with KOCE-TV (PBS) and the Humanities Concentration and Student Affairs at Soka University, are proud to present Community Cinema, a free monthly documentary film series.  ITVS funds and presents award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television, innovative new media projects on the web, and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens on Tuesday nights at 10 pm on PBS.

Previews of upcoming Independent Lens films will be shown from February to May at Soka University's Pauling Hall classroom theatre, followed by panel discussions with full audience participation encouraged.

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