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What the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act means for visual artists

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act was granted royal assent at the end of April 2013, establishing a new Competition and Markets Authority and making several important changes regarding copyright that directly affect visual artists. DACS (Design and Artists Copyright Society) gives its response to the Act.

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Artist fund proposed

An initiative by leading artists’ organisations aims to improve artists’ access to funding for their practice.

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#copyrightgreyareas

Masa Kepic helped instigate a-n’s first live Twitter debate, here she gives an overview of the issues raised.

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#copyrightgreyareas

Maša Kepic reports on the recent #copyrightgreyareas Twitter debate hosted by @an_magazine

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Call to artists to contribute to copyright consultation

Technology has transformed the way we live – and ways in which artists make work – since the UK’s copyright rules were last amended. The Government has developed proposals “intended to make copyright rules more flexible, and better suited to today’s needs.”

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What are we worth?

Ania Bas reports on the first in a series of discussions under the theme of The New Economy for Art being organised by Artquest, Contemporary Art Society and DACS that addressed how artists can generate income during these challenging economic and social times.

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Calls to arms

Artists and supporters of art are being rallied to support final implementation of an important Right for artists, their families and beneficiaries.

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Copyright and collaboration

Artists are increasingly working with organisations and other artists in collaborative situations where issues of Intellectual Property may be less clear. We asked solicitor Nicholas Sharp for his advice in response to an artist’s recent query.

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A Cultural Commons

Ben White and Eileen Simpson created the Open Music Archive to distribute music that no longer has copyright protection. Their project looks at ways you can distribute your work but still control some of its uses.

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Payback for artists

This year, DACS has £4m of royalties on offer to pay to artists and AIR members whose work has been reproduced in UK books or magazines or on certain television channels.

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AIR members get Payback

Sarah Burgess, David Cotterrell, Peter Hill and David Watson were amongst 186 AIR members who successfully claimed Payback in 2009, the first year that AIR has been a recognised collection agency for this scheme run by DACS – Design and Artists Copyright Society.

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Internet copyright threat

More than a third of UK marketing, PR and publishing professionals admit to using images illegally from the Internet.

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Copyright advice

DACS (the Design and Artists Copyright Society) has warned visual creators who use social networking sites to promote their work to stop and read the small print.

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Funding in brief

From 2009, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is changing its funding strategy to support innovative ideas and unusual partnerships across its cultural, educational and social interests. Open to application, the new Innovation Programme aims to support fewer organisations with larger amounts of […]

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Government betrayal

British artists and their families were dealt a crushing blow in December as Government again decided to delay implementation of the Artist’s Resale Right for artists’ heirs and beneficiaries.

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AIR Development summary

Committed to providing interaction amongst and representation for UK visual and applied artists, this is a summary of some of the key areas for development that AIR Artists’ Advisory Group has set out for the forthcoming period.

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