Kembrew McLeod is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa and an independent documentary producer. A prolific author and filmmaker, he has written and produced several books and documentaries that focus on popular music, independent media and copyright law.
His documentaries are Money For Nothing and Freedom of Expression®: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property, a companion to his book of the same name. McLeod co-authored the book Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling and the anthology Cutting Across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionist Collage and Copyright Law. His most recent book is Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World. McLeod’s music and cultural criticism have appeared in Rolling Stone, SPIN, Slate, MOJO, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post.