Freedom of Expression®: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property
Freedom of Expression
This ducational documentary brings to multimedia life the contents of Kembrew McLeod’s bookFreedom of Expression®. It was co-produced by Kembrew McLeod and Jeremy Smith — the same team behind the Media Education Foundation’s Money for Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music.
In 1998, university professor Kembrew McLeod (Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa) trademarked the phrase “freedom of expression” — a startling comment on the way that intellectual property law restricts creativity and the expression of ideas. This provocative and amusing documentary explores the battles being waged in courts, classrooms, museums, film studios, and the Internet over control of our cultural commons. Based on McLeod’s award-winning book of the same title, Freedom of Expression® charts the many successful attempts to push back the assault on free expression by overzealous copyright holders. Freedom of Expression® is an essential tool for educators, activists, filmmakers, students, artists, librarians, and more.