Creators Face an Evolving Challenge Protecting IP (Raconteur)


The challenge for creators of original works, whether that is music, images, software or other original expressions of ideas, is how to protect those creations and make enough money from them to fund future creative exploits. Radiohead showed how it could be done, but in the decade since, it has become even harder for creators. It is why the music industry is now so strongly focused on the live experience of gigs and festivals, which cannot be distributed freely in the same way.