Artists’ Earnings and Copyright


General Culture

“Our study reveals that orthodox assumptions about the function of copyright in creatorsÂ’ lives are largely invalid. Copyright neither appears to support the creative basis of society, nor does it make cultural materials available in a legal form that legitimises creative digital re–use. Future copyright policy must be based on a much clearer empirical picture of the role of copyright in creative production.” - full story

Also see Reflecting on the digit(al)isation of music, a follow-up/response to the article mentioned above.