What: ISOC-NY Movie Night : Copyright Criminals
Where: Rm. 109, Warren Weaver Hall NYU, 250 Mercer St NYC
When: Friday Mar 5, 7:00pm,
Who: Public Welcome. Admission Free.
Sponsors: ISOC-NY, FreeCulture NYU, NYU ACM, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, tech@nyu
Join producer Kembrew McLeod and legendary remixer Steve Steinski Stein, the inspiration for many recent artists including Girl Talk, for a Q&A session after the screening.
We are thankful that Kembrew (yes, the same prankster professor who trademarked “Freedom Of Expression” and went after AT&T for using the term in an ad) is giving ISOC-NY the opportunity to screen this film so shortly after its successful run at the Film Forum.
“Producers Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod craft a compelling and insightful documentary illuminating both sides of a hotly debated issue: Should the original artists get paid when someone samples their work? Are current copyright laws out of step with our mashed up, high tech culture?”
“Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeods exceptionally smart and energetic documentary lays out the complexities of sampling, artistic and political, legal and philosophical. Comprised of split screens, overlapping and overlaid sounds, an assemblage of images and noise, the movie effectively stages its argument even as it makes it.”