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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axilmar
Member since:
2006-03-20

Look, no matter how hard you try, piracy is not justified.

We are not talking about art here. We are talking about the business of making art.

There is a whole industry behind art these days. This industry did not exist back then. This industry drives part of the technology and economics of our society.

Are you seriously saying that we should go back to a time where society was totally different? we can't go back, and you know it very well.

And, if you think about it, I don't see why artists don't have to be paid. Why not? just because there were not paid yesterday? is there a law that says artists must not be compensated for what they offer?

Furthermore, who are we to dictate how one will conduct his/her economic affairs? if one wants to sell his/her art, it's his/her right.

Thom, you cannot apply 18th century logic to the society of the 21st century!!!!

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Are you seriously saying that we should go back to a time where society was totally different? we can't go back, and you know it very well.


Apparently we cant move forward either since the industry behind art seems to be stuck in their ways and keep trying to flog a failing business model.
Also, I would say that Coppola's opinion, you know him being a respected, actual *artist* and all, counts more than yours.

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Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

Imagine how much more respected he'd be if he'd "cut his hair and got a real job". It's difficult to take your contributions seriously when you can't decide whether to condemn artists or take their words unquestioningly.

Edited 2011-01-31 17:04 UTC

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jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

Thom, you cannot apply 18th century logic to the society of the 21st century!!!!


With all due respect, that kind of thinking has driven societies for eons. Most people don't like being forced to change how they think or what they believe in. Or, to put it another way, "it was good enough then so it should be good enough now".

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Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

Its not piracy, thats the point

Intellectual piracy, the piracy of ideas, isn't very well piracy

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