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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Why? The 75-year number was to allow an artist to profit from their labours throughout their lifetimes. Again, if that work of art is being actively sought out by new consumers, then it has continuing value, and the artist deserves continued compensation. I agree that there should be some kind of limit, but let's just agree to disagree that 7 years should be it.

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