• Posts Tagged ‘creative economy’

    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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    Time to Advocate for Amendments to the House Budget!

    by  • April 11, 2017 • Calls to Action, Legislation, News

    Calling All Advocates!

    Now that the MA House of Representatives has released its proposed FY2018 budget, it’s important to advocate now for funding increases for our arts and cultural institutions. Making calls to your representative takes minimal time and effort, and the upside is, they’ll be so glad to hear from you!

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    PEN America Reports Aggressive Interrogation of Artists and Writers at US Borders

    by  • March 8, 2017 • Issues, News

    Despite the court-ordered stay of President Trump’s first immigration travel ban of late January, 2017, restricting entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, reports of detention and aggressive interrogation of travelers, including U.S. citizens¹, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials at US airports were widely reported.

    PEN America, an organization dedicated to protecting “open...

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    Two Important Federal Deadlines Approaching on Jan. 31

    by  • January 28, 2017 • Calls to Action, News

    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:
    http://artistsunderthedome.org/malc/news/protect-copyright-respond-library-congress-survey-deadline-jan-31/

    …and why it is so important that you respond to the survey and spread the...

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