Artists need more than just money. They need freedom to copy and re-use culture.
Artists need more than just money. They need freedom to copy and re-use culture. This freedom is much more important to the progress of knowledge than any artists’ need for a paycheck. It is not worth impeding the advancement of knowledge (which is the very thing that drives & improves the human condition) to help artists profit. See Everything is a Remix by Sam Ferguson.
“Because if you can’t learn from others, then you can’t innovate yourself or make any useful innovations. Innovations require learning. Development requires “emulation”. And if you make emulation illegal, you shut it all down.”
- Sam Ferguson