• Posts Tagged ‘Fair Dealing’

    CLASSICS Act, Pre-1972 Copyright Fix, Introduced in Congress

    by  • July 24, 2017 • Legislation, News

    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...

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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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    Protect Your Copyright: How to respond to the Library of Congress survey, deadline Jan. 31!

    by  • January 23, 2017 • Calls to Action, News

    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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    SAG-AFTRA calls out Video Game Publishers

    by  • December 9, 2016 • Issues, News

    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...

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    Freelance Isn’t Free Act now law in NYC

    by  • November 21, 2016 • Calls to Action, Legislation

    “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.”
    https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2016/11/17/mayor-de-blasio-signs-freelance-isnt-free-act-into-law/

    On November 16, 2016, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act into law, and it will go into effect...

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    Labor Policy

    by  • November 2, 2016 • News, Policy

    Download the MALC Labor Policy paper PDF version (528 KB).

    Introduction

    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...

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