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Do law and art mix? Can you own a sound? It depends on who you ask. For over 30 years, innovative hip-hop performers having been re-using portions of previously recorded material in new and otherwise original composition. But when record company lawyers got involved, everything changed. Trace the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multi-billion-dollar industry.
USA, 2009, video, documentary, 55 minutes. Directors: Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod

Presented by Community Cinema Café, a monthly program of films and discussions on contemporary topics. Community Cinema Café is a joint effort by Independent Television Service (ITVS) and the Washington DCJCC. More information at communitycinema-dc.org.

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Added by DCJCC Film Program on September 25, 2009

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