Design blog Notes on Design recently interviewed the Guild’s Executive Director Tricia McKiernan on Creative Professionals and Ethics. The interview was a follow up to NoD’s earlier interview with IP attorney Jean Perwin on work on speculation. NoD questioned Tricia on the legal and ethical concerns with work on speculation. While crowdsourcing websites which are built on a work on speculation model are not illegal, Tricia reiterated the Guild’s stance that such practices are unethical and damaging to the participating artists. Tricia also covered the Code of Fair Practice, which attempts to define ethical standards for conducting business in the commercial arts. You can read the full text of Tricia’s interview on the Notes on Design blog.