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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I'm sorry if I misunderstood the main thrust of your argument. Arts funding is a separate issue which I don't know enough about to comment.

You do mention restrictive control of the internet. I don't disagree with that in principle. I don't want dodgy characters like the RIAA to make the rules. It needs to be done by someone accountable, independent and who has the best interests of both artist and consumer in mind.

If someone comes up with a fair system with non-hysterical penalties meted out like parking fines (instead of violent robbery) I'm all for it.

Edited 2011-01-31 18:31 UTC

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