Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Jan 2011 15:32 UTC
Multimedia, AV Francis Ford Coppola is one of the most prestigious and critically acclaimed directors in cinematographic history. He directed, among others, the Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now, and has won so many awards it's hard to keep track. In an interview with 99%, he touched on the subject of art and making money, and his musings are fascinating, and yet another indication that the times are changing in the content industry. "Who says artists have to make money?" Coppola wonders.
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I really, REALLY dislike the inherent selfishness implying that we should be entertained without compensating the artist for their endeavours. I happen to think that copyright for original works of art makes a hell of a lot of sense.

In fact, I'm not even opposed to the idea of DRM. I just want more consumer protections against defunct providers, and more flexibility so I only need to pay once for media that I purchase. Fundamentally, if you derive benefit (pleasure) from something to the extent that you're prepared to seek it out, then that "something" has value, and the person who's laboured to create it deserves compensation.

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