Welcome to the Artists' Bill of Rights Campaign

The Artists' Bill of Rights campaign promotes the adoption of a set of ethical standards for competitions and appeals in which creative works are submitted: photographs, music, film, illustrations, graphic design and literary works such as stories and poems. We focus on copyright issues and how they affect everyone who enjoys creative pursuits.

If you do not understand the copyright and have questions about the language you read in various terms and conditions, then this website is for you. We offer guidance and information for all.


Your Donations Greatly Help our Cause

ABoR logo with textWe are grateful to all who have supported our principles for protecting artists’ rights. Our Rights On list has garnered many, many thousands of views, as has our Rights Off list. We promote fair competitions and spread informative news on social media related to artists’ rights issues.

In 2020 we look forward to being able to continue promoting our principles in any way we can. However, marshaling the resources to do this work, and to expand our reach and effectiveness, is challenging.

We need you and hope you need us.

(Your receipt will show "Pro Imaging Organization", our founding org.
Rest assured all funds will go directly to the Artists Bill of Rights.
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Our Supporters

Many organisations worldwide have proclaimed their support for the Artists' Bill of Rights principles. Some are listed below as well as on our Supporters page. If you wish your organisation to be promoted here, please contact us for further information.

 

Who We Are

bill_of_rights_logoWe are the Artists' Bill of Rights Supporters – organisations from around the world united by a belief that artists' intellectual property rights are to be respected. We believe everyone is endowed with the capacity to create expressive work -  paintings, photographs, poems, videos, musical compositions, songs, stories, etc. Artistic expression has value and the United Nations, along with nearly every national jurisdiction grants each and everyone of us exclusive rights to control how our works may be used and by whom.

The organizations below have committed to supporting the aims of the Artists' Bill of Rights, a set of ethical principles for the treatment of your rights. Although our Bill of Rights principles apply particularly to competitions seeking visual creative content, our princiles apply to any artistic discipline requiring the submission of creative content.

Further information about the Artists' Bill of Rights campaign can be found in our Introduction to the Bill of Rights for Artists.

Listed below in alphabetical order is a complete listing of all the organisations who actively support the Artists' Bill of Rights.  Feel free to contact us about becoming a supporter of our principles.

Pro-Imaging.org founded the Artists' Bill of Rights in 2007

Pro-Imaging is a worldwide support group for professional photographers
who are pro-active in defending photographers rights.