The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) has reported that the High Court has overturned new copyright legislation that would have allowed individuals to create personal copies of copyright-protected materials without permission from the copyright owner.
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DACS is calling on artists and estates to take part in a survey on the Artist’s Resale Right, following a call for evidence on its workings by the UK government.
The Intellectual Property Office has published new guidance for copyright holders ahead of reforms to UK copyright law.
Artist Luke Turner has raised concerns over the actions of London and New York-based organisation art:i:curate, claiming that his work was printed and distributed without his consent.
The Design and Artists Copyright Society’s Payback service is open for applications. Find out how visual artists can earn money from copyright protected artworks.
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.
An initiative by leading artists’ organisations aims to improve artists’ access to funding for their practice.
Masa Kepic helped instigate a-n’s first live Twitter debate, here she gives an overview of the issues raised.
Maša Kepic reports on the recent #copyrightgreyareas Twitter debate hosted by @an_magazine
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.”
This letter regarding the Artist’s Resale Right appeared in The Times, December 2011.
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.
Artists and supporters of art are being rallied to support final implementation of an important Right for artists, their families and beneficiaries.
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.
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.
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.
Response from the AIR Council regarding the Artist’s Resale Right. Downloadable PDF version. Requires PDF reader.
In February, DACS initiated a lively debate around Artists’ futures: ‘Money, markets and the digital domain’.
AIR Council member Ellen Bell reports from this lively DACS-initiated debate.
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.
More than a third of UK marketing, PR and publishing professionals admit to using images illegally from the Internet.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.