Sonic Outlaws (1995)

Genres - Avant-garde / Experimental, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Media Studies  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The motto of this fast-paced, often hilarious American documentary that examines the changing attitudes towards multi-media plagiarism is "Copyright Infringement Is Your Best Entertainment Value." To make his point, filmmaker Craig Baldwin presents a collage of interviews, illegally "borrowed" samplings, and legal cases, providing examples of each that range from a record company's lawsuit against an independent rock band's satirical samplings to cellular phone scanners, to "billboard bandits." Baldwin also points out historical examples of artist's stealing ideas from each other.

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art, copyright