David's Right...

By Bill Ivey, Director, Curb Center, Vanderbilt University

Yes, what you don't know or what you don't choose to learn about or participate in can absolutely hurt you.  Just ask a symphony orchestra that's tried to put performances online, or a documentary filmmaker who finds herself hit with a hefty licensing fee because an interview accidentally picked up some music from a radio in the background.

Historically, it's been unions that have brought the concerns of individual workers into the policy realm.  But, arts unions are historically weak and small, and are especially so today.  Where do we go to find the collective bodies that can aggregate the concerns of artists as they relate to IP, Internet, music licensing, etc.?

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