Why We Changed the Blog Name

(Originally known as Orphan Works News)

New technology has fundamentally changed the way we communicate, instruct, inspire, entertain and do business. This is complicated every day when even newer technology disrupts the changes that were made yesterday. It also means that copyright and intellectual property is on our mind as well as yours.

Since its founding in 1967, the Graphic Artists Guild has been an active supporter of copyright because it affects the rights and livelihoods of our constituents: you.

Consequently, we’ve decided to expand this blog site to keep visual artists informed on all issues relating to copyrights and your relationship with it.

Raising awareness through the Internet is one thing we do, but it’s not the only thing we do. Our recent class action infringement lawsuit against Google is a prime example of one way we support copyright and its affect on you.

We will continue our coverage of Orphan Works as it unfolds, but that is only one issue within the copyright world. There are other issues out there regarding copyright as indicated by the Google Books Library project and that’s what we hope to cover in this blog. You need good, solid, information and we can provide it.

We’ll continue to stay on top of Orphan Works, Google Books, and any other copyright concerns to the visual arts community at All Things Copyright. Here you’ll find practical and reliable coverage of topics necessary to maintain the vitality of the creative community.

Thanks for visiting. We’re glad you’re reading the information posted and trust you’ll find it informative and useful.