Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsCreative industries are part of everyone's life. We all listen to music, enjoy films, watch TV programs, go to the theatre and read books. The creators of these works produce the soundtrack for our lives My name is Jean-Michel Jarre. I am an artist, a performer and a creator. And I am here to invite you on a journey about creative industries and copyright. This course is all about the system of copyright and authors' rights, and its importance to creative industries. Music, paintings, literature and audio-visual works are the substance of our culture and cultural heritage.
Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsStudies have shown the great economic importance that creative industries bring: they create jobs, and they support economic growth and development.
Skip to 1 minute and 2 secondsAll of this depends on one key thing: copyright protection. Copyright is the cornerstone of creative industries. But what is the subject matter of copyright? What is protected exactly? How does copyright work? Why exactly do creative industries depend on copyright? As an artist, I'm deeply involved with technology and excited for our new digital world.
Skip to 1 minute and 30 secondsBut, we have to ask: Who gave and still gives the fuel and the reason for this industry to exist and to grow so big? it is thanks to copyright and the legal framework that has been built over centuries.
Skip to 1 minute and 45 secondsTo discuss all these issues, I invite you to join us for the course Exploring Copyright: History, Culture, Industry. I'm sure that all of those joining the course will be stimulated by the discussions we are inviting learners to participate in. I'm curious to learn about your conclusions.