Inside Views: Interview With Gilberto Gil, Brazil’s Culture Minister

Intellectual Property Watch has a great interview with Gilberto Gil, Brazil’s Culture Minister. I look forward to a future when Canada may have a Minister responsible for cultural policy that is as forward looking!

Gilberto Gil, an internationally acclaimed musician and songwriter since the 1960s, is Brazil’s Minister of Culture. Educated in his native state of Bahia, Gil has lived and travelled extensively abroad and speaks four languages fluently. He reflects the Brazilian government’s position of caution about the rapid rise of intellectual property rights policy and protection globally, and has released some of his music under a Creative Commons license.