COPYRIGHT CRIMINALS - Documentary on sampling
This is pretty interesting...
Creative Commons & film-makers Kembrew McLeod & Ben Franzen have launched the Copyright Criminals Remix Contest asking producers, DJs, and remixers to use audio snippets from the upcoming documentary Copyright Criminals in original songs.
One winner will have his/her music featured prominently in the final edit of Copyright Criminals & the winning track & 11 runners-up will be included on the film’s companion CD.
"This contest, like our documentary, examines what it means to be creative in an age of digital reproduction,” says McLeod. "Artists have traditionally borrowed from each other and have been directly inspired by the world around them. But what happens when digital technologies allow for very literal quotes to be inserted into new works?"
Samples of dialogue by De La Soul, DJ Qbert, Public Enemy, Matmos, Coldcut & Negativland taken from interviews conducted for Copyright Criminals are available online at ccMixter for use as source material.
Entries will be judged by McLeod, Franzen, and author/producer Jeff Chang.
The contest will be hosted at ccMixer from now until February 28.
• Copyright Criminals website