As the barriers of production and distribution continue to lower, the protection of individuals rights as a copyright holder become increasingly relevant. The voice and point of view of the individual have always truly been the only elements that mattered in art. But, in the evolution of our society, expression was often restricted or limited by various forces, some through ignorance and some through intent. We live in an unprecedented age of access. More people have the opportunity to disseminate their views to the world since, most likely, the development of civilization. To lose this rare and empowering moment to old systems built on parasitic philosophies would be an ultimate step backward for mankind. Rather than continue in the broadest terms, I encourage you to read the story of independent artist John T. Unger and consider how many of the constructs of our civilization are not prepared for the value and progress being offered by the voices of its participants.
Posted on October 27, 2009 by douglassarine