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The Amen Break And Copyright Law

Nate Harrison's video, Can I Get An Amen?, "...is an audio installation that unfolds a critical perspective of perhaps the most sampled drum beat in the history of recorded music, the Amen Break... The work attempts to bring into scrutiny the techno-utopian notion that 'information wants to be free'- it questions its effectiveness as a democratizing agent. This as well as other issues are foregrounded through a history of the Amen Break and its peculiar relationship to current copyright law."

It is well worth the next 17 minutes and 46 seconds of your life.


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