• Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

    Today is “Save the Internet” Action Day

    by  • July 12, 2017 • Calls to Action, News

    Dig in and participate!

    July 12 is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

    Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers...

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    Fair Dealing in Arts/Music Funding Around the World

    by  • June 30, 2017 • News

    Based on the latest data, France, with a population of 66.8 million people, federally funds music at $307 million. England (population 53 million) federally funds music at $53 million. The U.S., with a population of 321.4 million, spends just $8 million for music federally, and the Trump administration proposes cutting that to zero.

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    Your Advocacy Helped! H.R. 1695 Passes House!

    by  • April 27, 2017 • Calls to Action, Legislation, News

    Thanks to all for making your voices heard!

    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register

    Washington, D.C. — The House of Representatives today approved by a vote of 378-48 the Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act (H.R. 1695).  This bipartisan bill – introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob...

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    Artists, protect copyright: Urge your Representative to Vote “Yes” on H.R. 1695

    by  • April 25, 2017 • Calls to Action, Legislation, News

    (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...

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