Consumers want to protect their rights; businesses want to protect their interests and their profits. So what changes are being made by these groups, and by external bodies, to match issues in the digital age? And are these changes addressing consumer, or industry, concerns?
As the choice for consumers widens, and the expectation of choice becomes more embedded in modern culture, the entertainment industry is seeking to make its content available in a wider array of formats. TV programs have not been immune to online piracy, and the provision of a legal alternative is one method of stemming this tide.?
Should funding and protection for the creative arts be provided?
Write down 3 reasons for and against funding and protecting the creative arts.
You might also want to think about the following two questions
1. Who should be responsible for making sure new creative talent gets the chance to succeed – in fashion, music, art, film and so on?
2. Explore whether you think the industries themselves should be responsible, or whether consumer or government bodies should look after these concerns.
A range of organizations around the world have been set up across the creative industries in order to respond to growing instances of digital rights infringement. Increasingly, these groups are working with other organizations (e.g. government, the police, internet providers) in order to convey their messages.