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Season 11 Episode 11

Copyright Criminals

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 19, 2010 on PBS
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Copyright Criminals explores the world of audio remixing and the effects it has on the artists who depend on paying customers. The world of rap and hip-hop pioneered the technique of sampling, or creating audio montages of pre-existing sounds. Yet now hip-hop artists suffer the costs as cell phones and sophisticated video editing allow household users to "borrow" and remix sounds from their favorite artists.

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