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Update on The CASE Act: Advocating for a Copyright Small Claims Process

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.

A Year with the ADAA, Part 2: Mentoring an ADAA Winner Graphic Artists Guild interview with Theresa

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.

15th Edition of the Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines Published

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.

Take Action for Artists: Let Congress Know You Support the CASE Act

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!

KODAKOne Uses Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency to Manage Image Rights

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.

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