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How shall the artists get paid?

One of the most common questions I get, and quite likely the most irrelevant, is “how shall the artists get paid?” in a scenario where the copyright monopoly is scaled back to sensible levels. But it makes no sense to ask that of a politician, for two primary and two secondary reasons.

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Created by akf 6 years 50 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 49 weeks ago
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Free culture projects need a ubiquitous funding system

The free culture movement, which is of a whole with the free software movement, has made a lot of great progress but is still struggling to prove itself to be economically viable in the mainstream. I might even go so far as to say that a lack of a better funding system is the single biggest thing holding back many existing and many more prospective free culture projects.

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Created by innerphaze 7 years 32 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 31 weeks ago
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Why Our Civilization's Video Art and Culture is Threatened by the MPEG-LA

We've all heard how the h.264 is rolled over on patents and royalties. Even with these facts, I kept supporting the best-performing "delivery" codec in the market, which is h.264. "Let the best win", I kept thinking. But it wasn't until very recently when I was made aware that the problem is way deeper. No, my friends.

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Created by Lanadapter 7 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 37 weeks ago
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The Committee on Culture and Education wants to extend the repressive measures of the Olivennes mission at a European level

"The Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament is preparing to vote on a draft report basis about cultural industries in the context of the Lisbon strategy. Some amendments taking again the main guidelines of the Olivennes mission have just been registered. As a matter of fact, we have sent the following message to MEPs of the culture committee..."

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Created by can.axis 9 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 51 weeks ago
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