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We are grateful for the on-screen participation of these individuals and groups:

A + D :Together, they're A Plus D – as in Adrian & Mysterious D. Known mostly as galvanizers of the international mashup scene, since 2001 they have forged a hard-earned reputation as crowd-pleasing selectors who not only shamelessly bridge the gap between genres, but between the alternative and the mainstream. This is best evidenced by the success of their club Bootie, the first and biggest mashup bootleg party in the United States.

Carrie McLaren is a freelance designer, founder of Stay Free Magazine, and curator of the Illegal Art traveling art show.

Eric Doeringer lives and creates his art in Brooklyn, NY. He is especially interested in pushing the boundaries and questioning the intersections of the law and art.

The work of Brooklyn based graphic designer and artist Heidi Cody exposes the marketing strategies and the effects of American consumer culture.

New York City artist Joy Garnett creates oil paintings based on the multitude of digital images she collects via the Web.

John Koegel is a New York City based intellectual property lawyer with years of experience in art law who is dedicated to defending artists like Joy Garnett.

Stanford Law Professor and Wired magazine columnist Lawrence Lessig is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Creative Commons and founder of the Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society.
Kirby Dick is an Academy Award-nominated documentary director, one of the most prolific and eclectic filmmakers working in the field today. Five of his films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and have screened at the Venice, Berlin, Toronto, San Sebastian, Locarno, Edinburgh, Yamagata Film Festivals and many others.


Launched as a collective effort between songwriters, Brett “B.” Crockett and Heather Pierce in 2001, Karmacoda laces their electronica/trip hop foundation with elements of rock, pop and jazz, creating truly addictive sonic recreation. Outfitting themselves with the turntable magic of DJ Rafael Acevedo, Eric Matsuno’s hypnotic bass, B. on vocals, guitar and keyboards and the soaring lead vocals of Heather, Karmacoda’s vibe is immediately engaging, particularly live.

Kembrew McLeod is an activist, prankster, journalist, documentary filmmaker and professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Check out his latest book, Freedom of Expression.

Michael Donaldson

Michael Donaldson has been a practicing attorney in all aspects of the entertainment industry for more than thirty years. His practice is transactional with an emphasis on actors, writers, directors, producers and independent film production from financing through distribution, and legitimate theatre.  Mr. Donaldson represents the Ahmanson Theatre and The Mark Taper Forum.

Marjorie Heins is the coordinator for The Free Expression Policy Project (FEPP) which provides research and advocacy on free speech, copyright, and media democracy issues. FEPP is part of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

Patricia Aufderheide

Patricia Aufderheide is the director for the Center for Social Media and a professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. She is the author of, among others, Documentary: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2007), The Daily Planet (University of Minnesota Press, 2000), and of Communications Policy in the Public Interest (Guilford Press, 1999). She has been a Fulbright and John Simon Guggenheim fellow and has served as a juror at the Sundance Film Festival among others.

Party Ben

Party Ben is a remixer, producer and DJ, known for his semi-popular mashups, most notably the Green Day/Oasis combo "Boulevard of Broken Songs" (2004), which eventually received airplay on hundreds of radio stations worldwide and later appeared on the notorious Dean Gray - American Edit, produced with Australian Team9.
Party Ben is also known for his Sixx Mixx radio program, which aired on LIVE 105 / San Francisco from 2003-2005, where he worked in various capacities from 1994 through 2007. He's been a DJ for like 20 years and was the original resident DJ at Club Bootie in San Francisco. He is currently a resident DJ on the legendary House Nation program on Movin' 99.7 in San Francisco. He's also currently the program director for's electronic channels.  

Rosemary Coombe

Rosemary J. Coombe is a Tier One Canada Research Chair in Law, Communication and Cultural Studies at York University in Toronto. Her work addresses the cultural, political, and social implications of intellectual property laws. Her book, The Cultural Life of Intellectual Properties is a legal ethnography of the ways in which intellectual property law shapes cultural politics in consumer societies.

Steven J. Ross

Steven Ross is a writer-producer-director of documentary and fiction films.  His work has been broadcast on PBS and the Arts and Entertainment Network. Screenings for his most recent film Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude included The National Gallery of Art, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Dulwich Picture Gallery (London), Portland Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Art, and Brooklyn Museum.

Director of Exhibitions for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL, Samantha Salzinger.

Siva Vaidhyanathan is a cultural historian and media scholar who is currently a professor in the department of Culture and Communication at New York University. He is the author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001) and The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (Basic Books, 2004).