The stateless culture From Modiano to Google Publication date : August 31, 2016
• Karine Berger is a socialist deputy from the Hautes Alpes and a member of the Commission des Finances. Manuel Alduy has for the last ten years been known as "Monsieur Cinema" at Canal Plus. Today he runs Canal OTT, developing both paid and free online services. Caroline Le Moign is an economist.
• Every day culture sees itself reduced to little more than an offer — free and unlimited — from Amazon, Google or YouTube… Has the state given up in the face of the growing power of the GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) digital giants?
• This is the thesis of this book. However, we are reminded that it was in France that the state intervened earliest in the relationship between culture and the individual, between Royal commands under the Ancien Régime, a popular dream of Jean Zay in the 1930s and the triumph of all forms of culture in the 1980s. But we are forced to acknowledge that French cultural policy has not managed to adapt itself to the digital revolution to redesign our personal and collective relationship with culture. The example of the HADOPI law (Haute Autorité pour la Diffusion des Œuvres et la Protection des droits d'auteur sur Internet) illustrates the lateness and the doubtful effectiveness of current measures.
• This book spotlights the different aspects of this revolution, analyzes the dislocation between a classical "live" culture and a virtual "pop" culture, and offers proposals to encourage independent creation and give back to us the taste for a living culture.