(via the Illustrators Partnership of America)
Artists and advocates should act now to protect the future of copyright!
Congress is considering a new bill to change the way the head of the Copyright Office is appointed. It scheduled for a Rule’s Committee meeting today and will likely be voted on by the House in the next few days. From there...Read more →
On March 21, 2017, Arts Advocacy Day, Americans for the Arts announced the re-introduction of the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act whose programs will serve to help the creative economy prosper in every form that impacts our culture.
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) re-introduced S.661 in the Senate, and...Read more →
UPDATE: The legislation was pulled on Friday afternoon (March 24th) and thus defeated (for now) THANK YOU to all who advocated!!
From the ACT Coalition:
We expect the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on the American Health Care Act tonight. We still have an opportunity to stop this harmful...Read more →
Fifty Nifty, an MIT Media Lab project, is a grassroots challenge to participate in democracy by building a network of friends that make calls to congresspeople in all 50 states.
Actively calling your Congresspeople is THE most effective way to make your voice heard!
“Live phone calls are the best way to directly...Read more →
As expected, the Trump proposed budget is very bad news for arts and culture. It proposes to eliminate all federal funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), National Public Radio (NPR), the Institute of Museums and Library Services, and many many...Read more →
The following joint letter was posted Feb. 24, 2016, to friends and supporters of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Please forward to your friends and networks:
As directors of Boston’s art museums, we serve...Read more →
Protecting your copyright is now as important as ever!
Please refer to our previous post to learn why it is so important to respond to the Librarian of Congress’ survey, then read on for help with creating an intelligent and effective response to the survey.
Thanks to the Illustrators Partnership of America for the following advice.
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Once again, your copyright is under threat. You must respond by January 31 to a short survey created by the Librarian of Congress asking what duties the new Register of Copyright’s primary skills and duties should be. Keep reading to discover why this is not just an innocent request.
We published the Illustrators Partnership email blast...Read more →