WATCH THIS: COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS ON INDEPENDENT LENS

Copyright Criminals – Trailer from IndiePix on Vimeo.

Copyrights are a big deal nowadays, what with the onset of the internet, and the rampant downloading that’s marked the start of this centuries musical history.

Directors Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod have put together a fantastic documentary on the “creative and commercial value of music sampling.”  And ooooooh boy, have they tapped some of the masters to make it.  The doc features interviews with Pete Rock, Public Enemy, De La Soul, and the world’s most sampled musician, Clyde Stubblefield.

The documentary is playing tonight on PBS at 10 PM as a part of the Independent Lens series.

Check out more information about the film HERE.