duminică, 23 ianuarie 2011

Public policy level

On the public policy level, an effective policy framework would:
  • broaden access to capital from conventional and unconventional sources;
  • lower taxation on creative risk-taking;
  • remove content obligations and liabilities for entities that produce and distribute expression (such as obligations to provide, block, or prevent access to certain categories of content, with content providers forced to incur legal liabilities for violations – an insupportable burden that is becoming dangerously popular with governments worldwide);
  • ensure that a constant stream of new ideas and cultural forms trickle into the public domain through ‘fair use’ access protections;
  • assure reasonable, though not excessive intellectual property rights for innovation in ideas, technology, and science.[1]

In Europe, a similar trend of encouraging the creative class takes place. The Barcelona European Council of March 2002 sets the objective of increasing investment in research and technological development and bridges the gap between Europe and its main competitors. This investment should rise from 1.9% to 3% of GDP by 2010, of which two thirds should be funded by companies

[1] VENTURELLI, Shalini, “From the Information Economy to the Creative Economy: Moving Culture to the Center of International Public Policy”, Center for Arts and Culture, Washington DC, www.culturalpolicy.org