Our digital music future depends on our ability to access, use, and build musical creations. A few media or political interests shouldn’t have unfair technological or legal advantages over the musical creators. Unfortunately, litigious copyright owners can abuse the law to inhibit fair use and stifle competition.
The international Creators Funds for Music and Dance fights against these unfair practices and defend musical creators. We work to protect and strengthen fair use, innovation, open access, and freedom to the musical creators.
Copyrights are meant to provide economic incentives for artists to create and distribute their works. An unproven allegation that your music infringes copyright can be enough to shut down the creativity of an artist.
Unbalanced copyright generally favors powerful voices that have a great deal of influence in music culture. New artists should also have access to the same protection and resources as established ones.