Copyright Criminals focuses on sample-based music and has a pretty sweet trailer posted under a Creative Commons license. The film is co-produced by U of Iowa professor Kembrew McLeod who once trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" as a rather depressing joke. Kebrew's new book, Freedom of Expression: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity can be downloaded or purchased.


The Copyfight: A Documentary About the Copyright Reform Debate by Yaz Santissi looks to be a broader and more academic look at copyright. In an email conversation, Yaz says, "My objective for the copyfight documentary is primarily to stimulate public debate about copyright legislation and inspire activism. The best way to do that is to release it to the general public directly." Yaz is making good on my intentions with Blogumentary and has posted tons of interviews with such luminaries as Laurence Lessig and Siva Vaidhyanathan.

Bit Torrent Release date: April 3, 2005

See also:

  • DarkNet
  • Stay Free
  • illegal-art.org
  • FreeCulture.org: an international student movement for free culture

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