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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Cymro
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2005-07-07

Fixing corrupt systems like the music industry that exploit artists is what matters, not your romantic notion of free art. That only punishes anyone with creative talent even further.

> "This forces creators..."

The creators aren't the problem here. You're lumbering genuine artists with problems created by pin-striped industry spivs.

High-profile mega-rich artists are a tiny minority, but said marketeers are happy to push a few artists while screwing everyone else over.

Cutting the copyright length to 7 years will only make the industry churn out more short-term money-makers like the X-Factor teeny chart crap. Genuine artists once again bear the brunt. Any artist who makes it big later through years of hard graft, will never make any money on the back catalogue they worked so hard to assemble. Meanwhile multinationals are free to feast on their back catalogue for their TV adverts. As if the work wasn't devalued enough. Yeah, nice plan!

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