Posted by Advocacy Liaison on April 30, 2018
The Guild joined representatives from our coalition of visual artist associations for Congressional visits in January and in April in support of H.R. 3945, The CASE Act. The visits were part of our ongoing efforts to get copyright small claims legislation passed. Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Tom Marino introduced the bill last October.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on April 19, 2018
Over 2017, Guild member and designer Theresa Whitehill has had an unusual relationship with software giant Adobe: that of both judge and mentor in their student Adobe Design Achievement Awards. A few months after judging the ADAA winners, her experience was extended when she was asked to mentor one of the student finalists. While the time commitment has posed a challenge, it’s one from which Whitehill has derived satisfaction and growth.
Posted by Rebecca Blake on April 16, 2018
The latest edition of the industry bible, informally known as “PEGs”, was released in early April. In addition to the popular pricing tables and sample contracts, the 15th edition features a greatly reworked chapter on Surface Pattern Design, and an expanded and updated chapter with professional, business, and legal resources. Throughout the book, text has been updated to reflect current trade practices and conditions.
Posted by Advocacy Liaison on March 28, 2018
For months we've been reporting on H.R. 3945, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) of 2017. Its a bill that is way overdue for individual graphic artists, who face significant obstacles when trying to protect their work from infringement. This April, the bill is being considered by the House Judiciary Committee. We need to move this bill forward. Contact your Representatives this April, and let them know you support H.R. 3945!
Posted by Rebecca Blake on March 15, 2018
On January 9th,at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Kodak announced the image rights management platform KODAKOne. The platform will utilize blockchain technology to permit photographers to register, manage, archive, and monetize their images seamlessly from a single platform, and will be able to license their work using the KodakCoin cryptocurrency. The platform will also assist photographers in getting unlicensed users to license the images.