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Reconciling counter-culture with copyright

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Published: 16 Feb 2008

With his dual role as Brazilian minister of culture and as a touring musician, Gilberto Gil can reconcile the great divide of the 21st century: the people's hunger for free culture on the Internet and the artists who make a living from it. "This is a political movement much like the counter-cultural movement of the 60s," he told a jam-packed room on Friday at the closing of McGill's three-day conference on Canadian identity called Are We American?

With his dual role as Brazilian minister of culture and as a touring musician, Gilberto Gil can reconcile the great divide of the 21st century: the people's hunger for free culture on the Internet and the artists who make a living from it. "This is a political movement much like the counter-cultural movement of the 60s," he told a jam-packed room on Friday at the closing of McGill's three-day conference on Canadian identity called Are We American?
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