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Art, Copyright and the Giant Machine

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A great piece in The Guardian:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/02/bestseller-novel-to-bust-author-life

A sobering read for all creatives. And also for people who care about art and design and ideas.

Copyright brought about the wealth of the last century and the possibility of wealth for individuals through work rather than land and inheritance. It changed the concept of ownership forever. The idea of living off one's copyright seems further and further distant in the past and the certainty of creative work is eroded every day. Imagine a world without great writers and artists. Where there is nothing but mass overload of 'content'. 

We're dangerously close.

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