Film screening on the music industry and copyright

17 10 2013

Screening  | Paromita Vohra

Richard Allen, Chair of Cinema Studies, NYU, will lead a discussion with the film-maker following the screening.

Wednesday Oct 30, 2013 – 4:00-6:00 pm 
Kriser Screening Room, Department of Anthropology. 25 Waverly Place, NYU Campus.

Paromita Vohra <> 

Partners on Crime <> 
Is piracy organized crime or class struggle? Are alternative artists who want to hold rights over their art and go it alone in the market, visionaries or nutcases? Is the fine line between plagiarism and inspiration a cop-out or a whole other way of looking at the fluid nature of authorship? Who owns a song – the person who made it or the person who paid for it? When more than three fourths of those with an internet connection download all sorts of material for free, are they living out a brand new cultural freedom – or are they criminals? Full of wicked irony, great music and thorny questions Partners in Crime explores the grey horizons of copyright and culture during times when technology is changing the contours of the market.
This event is made possible thanks to the  support of NYU @ South Asia, and the Asian Film and Media Initiative, at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.  




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