Pay the Writer - the Writers' Union of Canada

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 20:02

Why pay the writer?

The Writers’ Union of Canada is the national organization of professional writers of books. They advocate on "behalf of all writers for a stronger literary culture – one that treats artists fairly and with respect, and makes it possible for our nation’s stories to continue to be told."

 Learn about and support the Writers' Union of Canada.

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PWP SPRING 2014 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CALL FOR ENTRY

Monday, 24 March 2014 03:14

PWP CALL LOGOArtists' Bill of Rights is pleased to announce an open, international call for the Professional Women Photographers' Spring 2014 Internation Women's Call for Entry.

Andrea Meislin, Owner and Director of the Andrea Meislin Gallery, one of New York's leading photography galleries, will award $5,000 in cash, an article in IMPRINTS Magazine, a one-year online exhibition, and valuable prizes from Datacolor, global leader in color calibration technology. Your help and support is encouraged.

PROFESSIONAL WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS HAS BEEN SUPPORTING AND INSPIRING WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS SINCE 1975

"Throughout the year, PWP sponsors several calls for entry that help fulfill the organization's mission of advancing women in photography. There are member-only calls, as well as international calls that are also open to the general public.

"International Open Calls for Entry are one of PWP's primary fund-raising tools, allowing us to raise money needed to support our educational, networking, and community outreach programs."

Read more: PWP SPRING 2014 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S CALL FOR ENTRY

   

Calling Photographers to participate in the Video Metadata Survey 2014

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 17:18

Photographers! Your help is needed to participate in the IPTC / CEPIC survey to discover what metadata you embed and what should be shared with your video files. Please participate!

Cepic logo IPTC logo

Release: Photo and video businesses are getting closer, many photo suppliers are extending their business to video. The companies which have started with photos are interested in using the same metadata fields with video as they do with photos.

Read more: Calling Photographers to participate in the Video Metadata Survey 2014

   

Stripping Metadata May Void Safe Harbor Provisions

Sunday, 09 March 2014 15:11

metadata connectsThe big news for artists is that a district court judge in California hinted that online providers who strip metadata from uploaded images might be in jeopardy of losing their "safe harbor" status under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act.

“[fr]om a logical perspective, metadata appears to be an easy and economical way to attach copyright information to an image.” excerpt from NPPA story

Read more: Stripping Metadata May Void Safe Harbor Provisions

   

Copyright Office Announces Public Roundtable Discussions and Seeks Further Comments on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 01:05

U.S. Copyright Office web logo

The Copyright News Net

Issue 526
February 10, 2014

The United States Copyright Office will host public roundtable discussions on potential legislative solutions for orphan works and mass digitization under U.S. copyright law on March 10-11, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Requests to participate should be submitted by February 24, 2014. For a participation request form, go to http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/participation-request-form.html.
 
The Office is also seeking public comments on potential legislative solutions for orphan works and mass digitization under U.S. copyright law. A comment form will be posted on the Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/ no later than March 12, 2014. Comments are due by April 14, 2014, and will be posted on the Copyright Office website.
 
For the complete Notice of Inquiry, which provides details about the roundtables and instructions for commenting, see the Federal Register (79 FR 7706).

 

   

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