Forum d´Avignon: protect and monetize intellectual property
The debate on a socially fair knowledge society continues
Can I make a living from this? Art and creativity should also be profitable. Together with the Forum d’Avignon, French president Nicolas Sarkozy fights for good and legal conditions for art, culture, and science, and a fair payment for jobs in those fields, thus bringing up the big issues social peace, copyright, and exploitation.
Artists and scientists often lack an entrepreneurial self-conception. Even soprano singer Barbara Hendricks points out that there is a big education gap in the fine arts: “There is no business course to even read a contract.“ Today, especially young artists are not too sure of their intellectual property, but „their work belongs to them.“
But does fixing and returning to property /right and copyright constitute a solution? Or is the dissolution, the blurring exactly in accordance with our zeitgeist: demanding something new yet to be found?
Text: Boris Alexander Knop