Press release by Artist Rights Watch, July 20, 2017:
@repjerrynadler: Reps. Nadler, @DarrellIssa Pre-1972 Copyright Fix with Introduction of CLASSICS Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) of the House Judiciary Subcommittee for Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet introduced bipartisan legislation to close a...Read more →
Don’t Wait! Two important federal deadlines are almost here! Act today!
Protect your copyright!
The Librarian of Congress needs to hear your opinion on what priorities the new Register of Copyright should have. Read our recent post on how to respond:
…and why it is so important that you respond to the survey and spread the...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 →
MALC wishes to remind everyone that reply comments to the Copyright Office’s initiative to “modernize” copyright are due October 1, 2015.
American and foreign artists can both submit their letters online here.
Comments must be submitted using the comment submission form or they will not be considered...Read more →
All artists who create and publish work, particularly online, are subject to having their work orphaned, i.e., having their identity stripped from association with the work.
Earlier in the year, the Copyright Office issued a call for comments on their Mass Digitization and Visual Works proposals, comments that will help guide them in...Read more →
The Copyright Office is proposing a new Copyright Act!
As we mentioned in several blog posts, the Copyright Office plans to draft a new Copyright Act that would drastically change the current copyright protection of one’s intellectual property. This new act would make it very difficult to realistically protect one’s art and intellectual...Read more →