both from the Graphic Artists Guild.https://graphicartistsguild.org/
NOTICE # 1) ....
The US Copyright Office is reaching out to creatives for input on filling post of "Register of Copyrights"... this is an actual position, not to be confused with "register copyrights" which is something all creatives should be doing.
Here's a summary from the Advocacy Liaison at the Graphic Artists Guild:
We Need Your Voice on the next Register of Copyrights
Posted by Advocacy Liaison on December 30, 2016- See more at: https://graphicartistsguild.org/news/we-need-your-voice-on-the-next-register-of-copyrights#sthash.qL3njcxK.dpuf
That's right --- the US Copyright Office is counting on public feedback via a Survey Monkey Poll to help determine the "knowledge, skills and abilities" the new Register should possess.
Seriously??? A Survey Monkey Poll???
All creatives should take this opportunity to fill out the survey and communicate to the US Copyright office that Copyright protections are vital to indie artists and need stronger enforcement in the internet age. The survey is only two pages long, but you can attach additional comments. Artists -- share your personal stories of art theft! These stories have impact. So many artists have suffered financial loss due to unauthorized commercial use of their online art.
Here's a link for the survey: https://www.research.net/r/RegisterOfCopyrightsNR
From the Graphic Artists Guild page:
Please share this message with your fellow creatives on social media, on your blogs, via email, etc. The Library is soliciting responses until January 31st. Let’s make sure our voice isn’t drowned out! #mycopyrightmatters #yourcopyrightmatters - See more at: https://graphicartistsguild.org/news/we-need-your-voice-on-the-next-register-of-copyrights#sthash.qL3njcxK.dpuf
Read the entire page on the Graphic Aritsts Guild website for links and more details.
Graphic Artists Guild is hosting this "Copyright and Comics" Webinar on Wednesday January 18th
Copyrights & Comics
Presented by Mark Monlux & Daniel Abraham
January 18, 2017
Sign up for this webinar..... the $45 fee is an investment in protecting your rights. Hear from experts and other artists impacting by copyright issues.
Webinar will be appx. 1 hour long:
More posts here on the blog ...on indie artists and copyright:
Combat Art Theft
Copyright Info for Artists
Free Infographics (from artist Lili Chin) on Copyright Basics
Interview on Fanbase Press
"Intro to Copyright" from Tools and Resource page of Graphic Artists Guild website.