Artist Nate Harrison use the Amen Break (mp3, 125 kB), a classic drum beat sample, as an example when talking about copyright in relation to the public domain and free culture. In it’s own calm and mellow way, the film is indeed a torch in an already heated debate.

The work attempts to bring into scrutiny the techno-utopian notion that ‘information wants to be free’ […] This as well as other issues are foregrounded through a history of the Amen Break and its peculiar relationship to current copyright law.

This video clip has circulated around the net for a few months now, and by accident I happened to watch it again a few minutes ago. Surely most of you have already seen it, but if you haven’t – check it out.