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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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.

Of course he does. However, not to the extent that it becomes detrimental to the promotion of arts and sciences - as copyright today has clearly become.

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kuraegomon Member since:

Again, please note the title of my original reply. BTW, I should have gotten around to saying that I completely agree that different rules should probably apply to scientific research - _especially_ that paid for by public funds.

Big Content (and the egregiously corrupt lobbying that they're allowed to get away with) is the problem, not the concept of copyright itself. Again, modern copyright law is the lifeblood of the independent artist. Fix the (often illegal) sway over the system exerted by the large media conglomerates, and stick with the original 75-year (or whatever) copyright limits, and we're probably good on the entertainment front. Scientific publications should be a separate case, with a separate solution.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

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.

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