In Berne Convention, Copyright, H.R. 5889, Orphan Rights, Orphan Works, S. 2913, TRIPS

Last week, the International Council of Creators of Graphic, Plastic, and Photographic Arts (CIAGP) adopted the following resolution:

“Resolved that the artists rights societies of 31 countries, members of CIAGP, under the aegis of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), hereby expresses its condemnation of any effort by the United States Congress to legitimize and endorse an ‘orphan works’ regime, which would function to the great detriment of the creators of these works, and deprive them of their artists’ rights.”

The resolution was unanimously adopted during the international conference of CISAC. It was proposed by Dr. Ted Feder of the U.S., President of the Artists Rights Society

CIAGP is the visual arts division of CISAC. CIAGP collectively acts for over 100,000 artists, photographers and illustrators through artists rights societies in 31 countries. CISAC works towards increased recognition and protection of creators’ rights. Founded in 1926, CISAC is a non-profit organization headquartered in Paris.

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