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– “Who Let The Dogs Out Out” with Ben Sisto
During the winter of 2010, Ben Sisto noticed something: a missing citation on the Wikipedia entry for the song Who Let the Dogs Out. He did a little digging that lead to a London-based hairdresser and steel drum afficionado who recalled some facts that contradicted other information on the Wikipedia article. Sisto got to thinking “Who did let the dogs out?”
Nearly eight years later, Sisto is the (self appointed) world’s leading expert on Who Let the Dogs Out. His collection of memorabilia, artifacts and evidence contains roughly 300 items —an archive Artnet called “…a fascinating, decade-spanning history.” and Hyperallergic noted as being “strange and thoroughly amazing”. Talks on his ongoing investigation have been given at Kings College (London), The American Repertory Theater (Boston), New York Law School and many other spots.
Who Let Who Let the Dogs Out Out? is an hour-long multimedia presentation that introduces audiences to a host of colorful characters, dives deep into complex litigation, highlights the pros and cons of copyright law and makes a strong case that the origins of one of the most well-known pop hooks of all time comes from a unlikely source.
– Joe DeGeorge from Harry and the Potters on intellectual property communism
– AS220 talks its P.R.O. boycott and the the changing definition of “original” music