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Patrice Riemens on Sat, 10 Oct 2009 17:26:58 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Philippe Langlois: SARD : French attempt at finding another solution for artist income and free creation on the Internet

bwo Commons-law / PL
(with apps 4 X-post)

SARD in french mean "Society for Acceptation and Repartition of
Donations" and is a solution where internet users and organizations
donate voluntarily some money to one artist or a group of artist
(through this SARD).
The SARD takes care of splitting the money between several artists if
needed, process the payment and offer Artist a central point for
collecting donation money.

There is a monopoly in France to the SACEM organization and other
same organizations (called SPRD) which forbids any other entity of
collecting rights fees for artists. Thus, that forbids new business
model and new income models for artists.

SARD is not at all managing rights or collecting money for them, but
is based on the more Internet-like notion of "gift" and "donation".
This way, SARD does not fall in the monopoly of these SPRDs and
creates a new avenue for many other SARD-like entities to be created.

We're in the process of building this SARD, you can follow it (mostly
in french) on:

Philippe Langlois
Email: Philippe.Langlois {AT} Gmail.com
PGP Key: 8DAEE244

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