Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts, October 2022
Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts support the committee's mission to monitor governmental activities and social justice issues affecting the professional interests of ARLIS/NA and to keep the ARLIS/NA membership informed. The monthly alerts are intended to be conversation starters, help members keep up on public policy issues and alert members to new developments. The articles compiled in the News Alerts bring to the forefront recent news from a range of perspectives designed to elicit discussion; they are not compiled to represent the views of ARLIS as an organization or the members of the Advocacy and Public Policy Committee.
Previous issues can be found here: https://www.arlisna.org/news/appc-news-alert
Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Hassan, Jennifer. "U.K. seeks to expand police powers to target disruptive climate activists." The Washington Post, October 16, 2022.
- Villa, Angelica. "National Museum of Women in the Arts in D.C. Mounted A Massive Feminist Installation On Its Facade." ARTnews, October 25, 2022.
- Henley, Jon. "Just Stop Oil activist tries to glue own head to Girl with a Pearl Earring." The Guardian, October 27, 2022.
- Sharp, Sarah Rose. "Climate Activists Give Monet's 'Grainstacks' A Mashed Potato Facial." Hyperallergic, October 24, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. "Artists Parody Toronto's Failing Infrastructure With Museum Labels." Hyperallergic, October 13, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. "Artists Stage Mahsa Amini Protest at New York’s Guggenheim Museum." Hyperallergic, October 24, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. "The Latest Climate Protests, Ranked." Hyperallergic, October 31, 2022
Copyright and Licensing
- “Copyright Permissions: Understanding Layers of Rights.” Copyrightlaws.com, October 24, 2022.
- Jaworski, Michal. “Copyright advocacy and reform update in 2022.” University Affairs, October 4, 2022.
- Moss, Aaron. “Using AI Artwork to Avoid Copyright Infringement.” Copyright Lately, October 24, 2022.
- Peers, Alexandra. “Online creators hit with IP and copyright lawsuits.” CNN Business, October 22, 2022.
- Routhier, Peter M. "The CDL Lawsuit and the Future of Libraries." Internet Archive Blog, October 17, 2022.
- Stephens, Hugh. “AI and Computer-Generated Art: Its Impact on Artists and Copyright.” Hugh Stevens Blog, October 25, 2022.
- Van der Sar, Ernesto. “‘AI-Powered’ Music Mixer Responds to RIAA Copyright Infringement Claims.” Torrentfreak.com, October 26, 2022.
- U.S. Copyright Office. “U.S. Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Related to Termination Rights and the Music Modernization Act’s Statutory Mechanical Blanket License.” NewsNet, Issue 983. October 25, 2022.
Open Access Week was held October 24-30, 2022.
- “Kicking Off A Week of Action to Advance “Open for Climate Justice.” International Open Access Week, October 2022.
- “Open Access.” Canadian Association of Research Libraries, September 29, 2022.
- “Open Access LibGuide.” Dalhousie University Libraries, October 18, 2022.
- “Directory of Open Access Journals.” DOAJ, 2022.
- “Open Access.” Elsevier, 2022.
- “Open Access.” SPARC*, 2022.
Warhol v. Goldsmith oral hearings heard at the Supreme Court of the U.S. on October 12, 2022
- “Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts v. Goldsmith Oral Argument.” C-Span [video]. October 12, 2022.
- Gersen, Jeannie Suk. “The Supreme Court’s Self-Conscious Take on Andy Warhol.” The New Yorker, October 19, 2022.
- Mann, Ronald. “Justices debate whether Warhol image is “fair use” of photograph of Prince.” SCOTUSblog, October 14, 2022.
- De Vogue, Ariane. “Supreme Court justices take much more than 15 minutes to consider Andy Warhol’s silkscreens of Prince.” CNN Politics, October 12, 2022.
- Walsh, Mark. “The court of art criticism is in session.” SCOTUSblog, October 12, 2022.
- Brynda, Sean. "Library, art museum unlikely to see funding from Ogdensburg". WWNY. October 17, 2022.
- Cantrell, Anne. “Montana State Receives $250,000 Grant to Examine Use of Artificial Intelligence in Libraries.” Montana State University News Service, October 24, 2022.
- Georgia Council for the Arts. "Georgia Council for the Arts Awards 75 Organizations More than $1.3 Million in Grant Funding." Press release. October 20, 2022.
- Gerber, Alison Reppert. "Introducing the Audiovisual Media Preservation Initiative". Unbound (Blog of Smithsonian Libraries and Archives). October 13, 2022.
- Ho, Karen K. "An Oil Tycoon Heiress Has Donated $1 Million To Climate Activists Behind Van Gogh Tomato Soup Protest." ARTnews, October 25, 2022.
- Liu, Jasmine. "Can a Ballot Measure Save Arts Education In California?" Hyperallergic. October 18, 2022.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA)
- Balzer, Cass. “ID Made Easier.” American Libraries Magazine, September 1, 2022.
- Joyce, Rosemary A. “Some Academics Hesitate to Repatriate Indigenous Remains. Here’s Why.” Washington Post, October 26, 2022.
- Liu, Jasmine. "Guantánamo Detainees Ask Biden to Free Their Art." Hyperallergic, October 13, 2022.
- Pierce, Joseph. “Your Land Acknowledgment Is Not Enough.” Hyperallergic, October 12, 2022.
- Stromberg, Matt. “Why Is an Auction House Selling Works by Imprisoned Native Artists?” Hyperallergic, October 25, 2022.
- Trainer, Laureen, and Heather Pressman. “Museum Accessibility: An Art and a Science.” American Alliance of Museums, October 21, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. "The US Could Get Its First National LGBTQ+ History Museum." Hyperallergic, October 9, 2022.
- Wilson, Emily. "Touring San Francisco's Asian Art Museum in Sign Language." Hyperallergic, October 4, 2022.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- “ALA Applauds New School Library Legislation to Widen Access for Students Nationwide.” ALAnews and Press Center, October 6, 2022.
“Intellectual Freedom Round Table Seeks Nominations for the Eli M. Oboler Award.” ALAnews and Press Center, October 12, 2022.
- Enis, Matt. “Brooklyn’s Books Unbanned Continues to Grow.” Library Journal, October 18, 2022.
- Liedke, Jacob, and Jeffrey Gottfried. “U.S. Adults under 30 Now Trust Information from Social Media Almost as Much as from National News Outlets.” Pew Research Center, October 27, 2022.
- Tanner, Courtney. "Here’s how many Utah parent complaints have been filed — so far — about ‘pornographic’ books in schools." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 24, 2022.
- Villarreal, Daniel. "Anti-LGBTQ activists will train Florida’s public school librarians on which books to ban." LGBTQNation, October 25, 2022.
- Woodcock, Claire. “Anti-LGBTQ Groups Are Helping Enforce a ‘Book Ban’ Law in Florida.” Vice, October 28, 2022.
Technology and Digital Privacy
- Batycka, Dorian. “The Dallas Museum of Art Is Offering High-Tech Glasses So Color-Blind Viewers Can See Art in Vivid Color.” Artnet News, October 11, 2022.
- “Repressive Governments Are Fracturing the Internet, Driving a 12th Consecutive Year of Global Decline in Human Rights Online.” Freedom House, October 18, 2022.
- Jahner, Kyle. “Internet Archive Pandemic Library Provokes Broader Lending Fight,” Bloomberg Law, October 3, 2022.
- Price, Gary. “American Library Association (ALA) Announces New Additions and Appointments to Leadership Team Including First-Ever Chief Information Technology Officer.” InfoDOCKET, October 24, 2022.
- Sharp, Sarah Rose. "He's Bigger Than Picasso on AI Platforms, and He Hates It." Hyperallergic, October 5, 2022.
- Sherman, Erik. “Everything Dies, Including Information.” MIT Technology Review, October 28, 2022.
- Stocking, Galen, Amy Mitchell, and Katerina Eva Matsa, et. al. “The Role of Alternative Social Media in the News and Information Environment.” Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project, October 6, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. "This Wacky AI Tool Will Finish Your Artwork For You." Hyperallergic, October 19, 2022.
- Liu, Jasmine. "Christie’s Tasteless “Art Handler” Shirts Removed After Criticism." Hyperallergic, October 5, 2022.
- "Statement by National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD on National Disability Employment Awareness Month." National Endowment for the Arts, October 3, 2022.
- Rice, Emily. "Opinion: I’m a Philadelphia Museum of Art Worker and This Is Why We’re Striking". Hyperallergic, October 7, 2022.
- Suares, Wendy. “Former Norman Teacher Criticized for Sharing QR Code Takes Job with Brooklyn Library.” KOKH Oklahoma City, October 13, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. "Philadelphia Museum of Art Workers Celebrate Victory After 19-Day Strike." Hyperallergic, October 14, 2022.
- Villa, Angelica. "U.S. Museum Group to Instate DEI Standards for Members." ARTnews, October 19, 2022.
- Ables, Kelsey. "Biden reinstates arts committee that disbanded under Trump." The Washington Post, October 1, 2022.
- Cassady, Daniel. “A Mondrian Work Was Found to Have Been Hung Upside-Down for Over 75 Years.” ARTnews, October 27, 2022.
- Mattei, Shanti Escalante-De. “Long Lost Artemisia Gentileschi Painting Discovered in Aftermath of 2020’s Beirut Explosion.” ARTnews, October 26, 2022.
- "President Biden Issues Proclamation on National Arts and Humanities Month, Includes Executive Order to Promote the Arts, the Humanities, and Museum and Library Services." National Endowment for the Arts, September 30, 2022.
- Velie, Elaine. "John Oliver Roasts Museums in Episode on Looted Art." Hyperallergic, October 4, 2022.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Carrie Evans, Sarah Hamerman, Kate Marcus, and Petra Warren.