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View Resource Copyright Criminals: Music Sampling and Copyright Law

The website for Independent Lens, PBS' independent film arm, has some great online features to go along with their new film about what was once called "borrowed melody". In the 1980s and 1990s, it became easier for musicians to "borrow" from existing recordings of other musicians, and a case for copyright infringement came to light. But, this thoughtful PBS film is not just about a legal...