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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"A copyright term should expire after about 7 years. This forces creators to come up with new stuff, and thus promotes the arts. Especially in our fast-developing society, copyright terms of ten million yonks make absolutely zero sense. Turnover in the marketplace has become way too fast for that. It'd be like demanding a speed limit of 15 km/h because cars made in 1913 weren't safe enough to travel any faster."

I agree generally agree with the idea, however I actually think the artist should be able to negotiate the terms of their copyright with their label.

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