[act-ma] Upcoming Jamaica Plain Forum Event: Please Publish and Circulate Widely.

Elizabeth Wambui lizw at ips-dc.org
Thu Oct 8 10:50:07 PDT 2009


Hello

Copyright Criminals is a documentary that traces the rise of hip-hop  
from the streets of New York to a billion-dollar international  
industry. It explores the legal battles musicians have faced for  
“borrowing melodies” asks the question can someone own a sound?
This documentary traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of  
New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For  
more than thirty years, innovative hip-hop performers and producers  
have been re-using portions of previously recorded music in new,  
otherwise original compositions. When lawyers and record companies got  
involved, what was once referred to as a “borrowed melody” became a  
“copyright infringement.”
Attached is a media alert about the event.

Thank You.

Elizabeth Wambui
Institute for Policy Studies-Northeast Office
E-Mail: LizW at Ips-dc.org
Phone: 617-541-0500 Ext. 302
Fax: 617-541-0533
Program on Inequality and Common Good
(www.extremeinequality.org)


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