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Willful Infringement (2003)

Star Wars fans, party clowns, scientists, a Rolling Stones tribute band, a private detective, teachers, artists, DJ's, magazine editors, top legal scholars, FBI agents, corporate litigators... See full summary »

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Star Wars fans, party clowns, scientists, a Rolling Stones tribute band, a private detective, teachers, artists, DJ's, magazine editors, top legal scholars, FBI agents, corporate litigators and many more tell an "extraordinary" tale about how ownership of ideas has come into conflict with free expression. "Willful Infringement", which premiered 2003 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has been acclaimed as an entertaining, surprising and sometime shocking report from the front lines of intellectual property. This movie has screened at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Seattle Art Museum, the Franklin Institute of Science in Philadelphia, at the 17th Leeds International Film Festival, and at numerous universities, law schools and cultural events. Written by Anonymous

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23 July 2003 (USA)  »

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steal this movie! (kidding, kidding . . . )
15 March 2004 | by (buffalo, new york) – See all my reviews

a seriously "guerrilla" film effort, "willful infringement" is a frightening look at the corporate gluttony that results from a profit-driven art industry. it shows not only how teams of corporate lawyers are assembled to squeeze every dribble of profit from a distributed product, but how this quest for absolute ownership of intellectual, artistic, and/or cultural property is squashing our rights to free speech and individual artistic expression. a must-see for all school groups, religious groups, clubs, university organizations, and . . . well . . . anyone who consumes, views, and processes media as part of a class or for personal enjoyment. I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS STRONGLY ENOUGH!


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