Filmmakers Benjamin Franzen and Kembrew McLeod were able to land some input from James Brown's original drummer, Clyde Stubblefield, whose beats have been sampled numerous times. Stubblefield explains that he has never received compensation for his duplicated work. "I didn't know anything about sampling until people came up and said some other artist is using your drum pattern ... So many groups have sampled my stuff," Stubblefield says. "They say I'm the world's number one sampled drummer; I haven't got a penny for it yet though."
'Copyright Criminals' will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com on Jan 26. See the trailer below.