In 2007 at the age of 17 Vinz Hölzl and Kathi Schwaiger founded the pop-culture fanzine HUSK. It’s not only documenting fashion, it tries to dive deeper into the topic by peeling away the outer shell and portraying the connections between art and fashion. Vinz is introducing the concept of the »Cultural Flatrate« i.e. the basic idea that laws have to be adapted to fit the dynamics of content distribution of the online world. The digital revolution has obviously changed things. Everything is available somehow. The laws however seem always to be a step behind and not up to date.
The idea of the Cultural Flatrate, as Vinz explains, would be a contemporary approach to deal with the constant development of the internet and the information that is available through it. It’s a forward thinking idea that aims to make the exchange and use of online information and content fairer for everyone. One of the first things that would need to be adapted is the conventional copy write. This is certainly no easy task but as Vinz explains. »Even if changes and developments are a challenge, they are needed for evolvements«.
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