Explore the origins of sampling culture in hip-hop music, copyright law, creativity, and technological change through curriculum and supporting film modules from the dynamic documentary Copyright Criminals. The film explores how hip-hop rose from the streets of New York to become a multibillion-dollar industry, and what happened when record company lawyers got involved and everything changed. Students will develop not only a deeper historical understanding of “remix” culture, but also contemplate where it is headed. Featured artists include Public Enemy, De La Soul, and George Clinton, as well as several prominent entertainment lawyers and media scholars.
Resource submitted by NAMLE Member Annelise Wunderlich
Annelise Wunderlich is a media educator and documentary filmmaker in San Francisco, CA. She is Education Manager for the Independent Television Service (ITVS), a non-profit funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to bring underserved and diverse voices to public media. She designs curriculum for the PBS series Independent Lens, and is passionate about the power of independent film and new media to spark dialogue and critical thinking. She is also a former NAMLE Board Director, and continues to support the Modern Media Makers (M3) program.
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