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.

 

Wild Places Publishing

WildPlacesPublishingUK Wild Places Publishing specialises in caving-related books and other publications; it is perhaps best known for Descent, the magazine of underground exploration. First published in 1969, Descent passed to Wild Places Publishing in 1998 and is totally written, edited and produced by cavers.

Descent remains an influential magazine within its field; it is British-based but is read internationally. Its production values gained the Tratman Award for 2008, granted to the best caving literature of the year, 'in recognition of the magazine's contribution to speleology'.

Wild Places respects artists' intellectual property rights within its publications and only promotes and praises best practice photographic and other competitions within its pages. Poorly thought-out rules and rights-grabs related to the caving world may be highlighted in print.

Wild Places Publishing and Descent magazine are proud to support the Artists Bill of Rights, as is the associated Wild Places Photography featuring images by Chris Howes.

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.