11/04/2010, Wednesday at 5:30pm in Caplin Auditorium

Copyright Criminals and Discussion with Prof. Siva Vaidhyanathan

by Brock Riggs on November 4, 2010

Can you own a sound?  Copyright Criminals seeks to tackle this question in the context of hip-hop music.  The use of samples of previously recorded songs by hip-hop artists sparked a debate about copyright, creativity, and technological change that still rages today.  Copyright Criminals features interviews with artists including De La Soul, George Clinton, and Mix Master Mike, and with academics including UVA’s very own Siva Vaidhyanathan.

Prof. Siva Vaidhyanathan

Join VSLAT on Wednesday, November 10th in Caplin Auditorium to view the film.  After the screening, Prof. Vaidhyanathan will lead a discussion and Q&A session.  Pizza will be served.

You can watch a preview of the film here.

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