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Copyright Criminals - Trailer

Preview: Season 11 Episode 11 | 30s

Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and (of course) money. The film traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry.

Aired: 11/30/10

Rating: TV-PG

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