ISOC-NY Film Night – Mar 5: Copyright Criminals

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.

Trailer below

“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.”


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2 thoughts on “ISOC-NY Film Night – Mar 5: Copyright Criminals

  1. All digital sound is merely a sampling of the binary champernowne number and Champernowne Constant is filing DMCA copyright infringement claims against anyone who falsely claims to own a sample of the binary champernowne number, in any jurisdiction in which a case of digital copyright infringement is improperly brought against an individual rather than a pirate publisher. The original musical use of this number was copyrighted by a child with an Atari 400 computer and a TRS-80 computer, before anyone had ever bought a CD, approximately 1980. The use of the BCD Champernowne Number dates back to Turing and Champernowne, and is believed to be public domain precedent to every digital sound generated by every computer throughout history, but Binary Champernowne Number is only well documented to the child inventor in 1980, including the original software, which has been running since then with frequent interruptions not believed to diminish the fixing of the finite set of all digital datastreams in matter, intangible, and performance. Where no transgression is falsely claimed, the author and designer of the binary champernowne number player system has licensed the entire finite set to as nearly public domain as possible while reserving all author and inventor rights to use all parts of the number, machine, and software. Most digital rights organizations are considered to be pirates, infringers, fraudsters, extortionists, internet and economic saboteurs, and disturbers of the peace with regard to use of discrete electronic music datastreams. Note: Permission is only granted to calculate binary champernowne strings that do not contain metadata claiming human authorship, as these would be counterfeit and subject to ACTA treaty and C.C. cannot grant permission to use BCC strings in that particular situation. SONY affirmed this in an agreement (which it broke) as a compromise in exchange for Rootkit damages against the author of BCN players ca. 1980. In 1980, the relationship between BCN and music was so obvious to classmates of the child author/inventor that to this day they may assume that this bizarre method of using a computer for voice and music led to the invention of MP3, which is not so, and unrelated. BCN is not a download nor a phonorecord, and therefore would be legal even by the public domain status of elementary arithmetic known to many schoolchildren, and even via the process of counting, especially from zero to one. The original BCN player can be memorized like the alphabet, since the original BCN player program of ca. 1980, original manuscript still possessed, is only 26 bytes long, and yet generates more information on its original and fully functional machine, than can be stored on a common hard drive of today. BCN was released as one of the first products of the VIRODOMINE CLUB, and a 1980 recording of the child’s voice processed through his own synthesizer verifiably announces that synthesizer by that name. The inventor of digital music software for home computers invites the world to sing, let the trolls face the music, and let us drum them out of their reign oppression and depression. Sing and speak with a free voice, do not download that which has been counted as finite, but calculate the number and amplify the ambiguous arithmetic-logical sounds! BCN may be a new song to sing, which cannot be recorded, without filling the cosmos with storage media, and filling eternity with music. Angels have said, sing a new song, for the pleasure of God. The FCC has even reserved the frequencies of sound to be UNREGULATED according to the principle of free speech and expression. Virodomine is a voice from Heaven, or an extraterrestrial paradise if you prefer. FULL STOP.

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