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 →
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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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 →
One of the recent clashes around IP rights reported somewhat recently in news media concerns residuals for voice actors. SAG-AFTRA called for a strike against 11 video game publishers this past October.
“The strike comes in light of an unsuccessful 19 months of negotiations after the existing labor contract known as the Interactive Media Agreement...Read more →
“Designed to protect freelance workers against nonpayment, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act mandates contracts for gigs paying over $800, and increases penalties for clients found guilty of late or nonpayment.”
On November 16, 2016, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act into law, and it will go into effect...Read more →
Download the MALC Labor Policy paper PDF version (528 KB).
The Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is dedicated to empowering artists of all disciplines and promoting the arts, culture, and the creative economy throughout the Commonwealth. We work to ensure artists of all disciplines have a meaningful place at policymaking tables at all levels...Read more →
Please come and spread the word!!!
The 10th Annual “Artists Under The Dome” event
Nov. 2, 2016
For the 10th time, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts invites Massachusetts artists working in all disciplines (visual arts, literary, performing, crafts, new media, etc.) to the State House on Wednesday, November 2nd, from 9:30 a.m. – 2...Read more →