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Chris Grigg in Sonic Outlaws

Sonic Outlaws

1995 UR

They fought the law, and the law &NFi;didn't&NFi_; win! On the heels of Negativland's parody of U2 and deejay Casey Kasem, the suits at Island Records declared war on the rock band and instituted court proceedings that would have expunged the satiric piece from existence. Video essayist Craig Baldwin examines this and other copyright disputes and investigates the potential for an "electronic folk culture" despite increasing corporate media hegemony.