An Exhibition That Borrows Brazenly —

“The exhibition ‘Illegal Art’ (and its accompanying CD and Web site) asserts that American copyright laws are overly restrictive and outdated…

It sounds like a plan for drawing hordes of screaming lawyers to your door: create compilation CD’s with sampled music from the likes of the Beatles, James Brown and Johnny Cash, not to mention the voice of Dan Rather; include as many songs as possible that have already sparked legal battles; do it all without getting permission from the copyright owners; and distribute the CD’s at a nationally touring art exhibition.

Oh yeah, and give the music away online for the millions of people around the globe who can’t make it to the show.” NY Times