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Poll says access to digital culture is important but comes at a cost for artists

More than four-fifths of people say it’s important to access music, art, books, movies, podcasts and TV through a digital device, research shows – but it comes at a heavy price. with the creative industry.

The YouGov poll for the Association of Design and Artists Copyright (DACS) found that 81% of people said accessing digital cultural content is important in their daily lives – with 63% downloading Free content.

The “access and evaluate cultural content” survey highlights how digital devices and technology are helping to reduce cultural exclusion, but at a cost to artists, performers , writers and musicians, who are not fairly compensated when their content is shared.

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Caroline Dinenage calls for more cooperation across industries (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The poll found 72% support the creative industry getting paid when their work is shared digitally, while 67% support the Government being open to new initiatives.

As the cultural landscape shifts in favor of online consumption, only 5% of respondents believe that every creator gets paid for their work to be available to stream, share, or download.

The figures come ahead of the new Government being formed and the fall budget.

Caroline Dinenage, MP and former minister for digital and culture, said: “As the UK rebuilds post-pandemic and we seek to strengthen the UK’s reputation as a creative economy for Everyone, it’s time for us to look at how we can collaborate across industries to make sure everyone and every sector can thrive in the long term.

“It is important for governments to consider the viable and sustainable opportunities that Europe and the rest of the world have presented that the UK can feasibly replicate to ensure our country I have always been at the forefront of the global creative economy.”

Gilane Tawadros, chief executive of DACS, said: “Most British artists earn less than minimum wage, and many have been excluded from the cultural recovery fund as a freelancer.

“As the UK looks for new ways to invest and grow its economy post-Brexit and post-Brexit, it is time to question how government and industry can collaborate, as well like how cultural innovators can share in the success of our tech companies.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/poll-says-accessing-culture-digitally-is-important-but-comes-at-a-cost-to-artists-41927461.html Poll says access to digital culture is important but comes at a cost for artists

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