State and digital culture
Remix culture and copyright law
Much has been spoken about copyright law in our globally interconnected digital age. How is art created today and how is it compensated?
On the one hand, the state pretty much slept through the huge development of creative tools combined with social networks becoming a grown-up form of cultural communication. On the other hand, it urgently demands to tighten copyright law which shall provide a secure income for artists and the creative.
To politics, it seems quite strange what the remix culture has been for a long time. The general perception of creativity and culture in society is becoming watered down. Lawyer Dr. Till Kreutzer from iRights.info puts things into perspective again: "Creativity or cultural environment does not equal Creative Industries!" In the interview, him and Dr. Inke Arns - art director of HMKV Dortmund - provide a useful overview on the entire debate and organises terms such as copyright law and copyright contract law or producer and user into their factual affiliations.
Who is able to make sense of this after all?
Only the big labels of the entertainment industry are able to follow the digital streams of creativity from the outset if there is a lot of money involved for them. Music producer Prof. Tim Renner, founder of motor.de, is well aware of that when he points at the long staying power of this rich industry.