[art+tech] Fwd: CAA Copyright Initiative--Action Alert!

joy.garnett at gmail.com joy.garnett at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 21:18:32 EST 2005

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From: no-reply32 at collegeart.org <no-reply32 at collegeart.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2005 19:00:40 -0500
Subject: CAA Copyright Initiative--Action Alert!
To: joy.garnett at gmail.com

Dear CAA Member,

As you may know, the U.S. Copyright Office is soliciting the public
for formal comments on the problem of "orphan" works. The College Art
Association has joined with the Association of Research Libraries and
a number of other groups to develop a joint filing. If successful,
this initiative may make a significant difference to artists,
scholars, and others who use copyrighted images and texts in their

We have moved forward with this task quickly, as it has a very short
deadline--March 14. For art historians and artists, the problem is
huge. In order to make our case strongly to the Copyright Office, we
need lots of anecdotes about specific instances where a scholar or
artist has had difficulty using copyrighted material where the
copyright holder can't be traced.

CAA has posted a webpage on our website, describing the initiative and
asking for personal anecdotes from scholars and artists. The webpage
includes an easy web submission form, where you can insert your
anecdotes as a set of answers to some simple questions.

Go here: http://www.collegeart.org/orphan-works/

There is a link to the submission form, or you can go straight to that form:

I urge you all to visit the webpage, and if you have any anecdotes,
please fill in the form. And please send the link to as many people as
you can think of.

Many thanks,
Eve Sinaiko
Director of Publications
College Art Association

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