Artists, Musicians and the Internet

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 16, No 1 (Spring 2005)

Mary Madden, Research Specialist

2004, 51 pages. Published by Pew Internet & American Life Project, 1100 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20036, 202-296-0019, www.pewinternet.org

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The results of a national survey of self-described artists indicate that while the majority of artists in the U.S. have embraced the internet as a creative workspace, a source of inspiration, a tool for collaboration, and a marketing tool, they are divided, but not deeply concerned about file-sharing, piracy, and the fine points of what constitutes fair use of digital material.