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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RE: Says a millionaire
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 31st Jan 2011 16:54 UTC in reply to "Says a millionaire"
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Now ask him if he supports piracy of his own movies.

He says "maybe [those that download] are right". He answered your question already.

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RE[2]: Says a millionaire
by nt_jerkface on Mon 31st Jan 2011 17:00 in reply to "RE: Says a millionaire"
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He has millions in the bank from the copyright system and yet he wants to kick the ladder for anyone else. What a great guy.

Artists are free to give their work away within the current system. How about finding a better cause like helping people in poor countries instead of attacking a system that funds artists.

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RE[3]: Says a millionaire
by gus3 on Mon 31st Jan 2011 17:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Says a millionaire"
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It's already been stated, here and lots of elsewheres, that the system under discussion wasn't put in place to fund artists. Its purpose was to fund lawyers (and the policy makers in their pockets) and other corporate interests. The artists merely take a number and get in line.

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