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In January 2010 PBS will air the critically acclaimed documentary Copyright Criminals. Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of sampling, including the long standing debate of artistic expression versus money.

Via: HipHopBlog.Com

The film showcases some of hip-hop music’s founding figures like Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground—while also featuring emerging hip-hop artists from record labels Definitive Jux and Rhymesayers. It also provides an in-depth look at artists who have been sampled, such as Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown’s drummer and the world’s most sampled musician), as well as commentary by funk legend George Clinton.