Advocacy & Public Policy Committee News Alerts v.10 n. 3, March 2023
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.
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Activism and Social Justice in the Arts
- Nayyar, Rhea. “Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova Placed on Russian “Wanted” List.” Hyperallergic, March 29, 2023.
- Nayyar, Rhea. “Burn Down the Patriarchy With this Eggplant Emoji Candle.” Hyperallergic, March 7, 2023.
Copyright and Licensing
- Belanger, Ashley. “Authors risk losing copyright if AI content is not disclosed, US guidance says.” Ars Technica, March 16, 2023.
- Gleave, Hetty, and Powell, Eddie. “AI and art: how recent court cases are stretching copyright principles.” The Art Newspaper, 28 March 2023.
- Hernandez, Joe. “A judge sided with publishers in a lawsuit over the Internet Archive's online library.” NPR, March 26, 2023.
- Hunter, Chris; Trivun, Marko; Toth, Lindsay; and Hospedales, Chantelle. “Does Generative AI Need to Infringe Copyright to Create?” Blakes, March 9, 2023.
- Kim, Rachel. “Three Takeaways When Registering Your Copyright in an AI-Assisted Work.” Copyright Alliance, March 28, 2023.
- Loving, Tiana. “Current AI Copyright Cases – Part 1.” Copyright Alliance, March 30, 2023.
- “Copyright Board of Canada adopts formal Rules of Procedure for the first time.” Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala LLP, March 20, 2023.
- Scheland, Nora. “Copyright Deposit Requirements May Be Easier Than You Think.” Library of Congress Blog. March 22, 2023.
- Aton, Francesca. “New Museum Planned for Mexico’s Ancient Maya Complex Chichén Itzá.” ARTnews, March 20, 2023.
- Di Liscia, Valentina and Velie, Elaine. “NY Governor’s Proposed Budget Slashes Pandemic-Era Arts Funds.” Hyperallergic, March 29, 2023.
- Solomon, Tessa. “Arts and Cultural Industries Represented a Record $1 Trillion of the US Economy in 2021, New Report Finds.” ARTnews, March 17, 2023.
- Villa, Angelica. “University Faculty Vote Against Plan to Deaccession Paintings at Brauer Museum of Art.” ARTnews, March 6, 2023.
- Villa, Angelica. “Art Historian Robert Storr Gives Vast Archive to Bard College.” ARTnews, March 29, 2023.
Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)
- Aton, Francesca. “Indigenous Mother Forced to Remove Traditional Woven Baby Carrier at Portland Art Museum.” ARTnews, March 14, 2023.
- Durón, Maximilíano. “Columbus Museum of Art Hires Inaugural Director of Black Trustee Alliance as New Director, CEO.” ARTnews, March 14, 2023.
- Michael, Taylor. “Met Museum Repatriates 15 Objects to India.” Hyperallergic, March 30, 2023.
- Solomon, Tessa. “Carrie Mae Weems Makes History as First Black Woman to Win Prestigious Hasselblad Photography Prize.” ARTnews, March 9, 2023.
- Solomon, Tessa. “President Biden Designates Two New National Monuments in Land Home to Ancient Indigenous Art.” ARTnews, March 23, 2023.
Intellectual Freedom/ Access to Information
- Allam, Hannah. “Culture War in the Stacks: Librarians Marshal against Rising Book Bans.” Washington Post, March 4, 2023
- Conley, Julia. “‘Never Seen Anything like This’: U.S. Librarians Report Book Bans Hit Record High in 2022.” Salon, March 24, 2023.
- Drabinski, Emily. “When Missouri Proposed Library Censorship, Librarians Got Organized.” Truthout, March 27, 2023.
- Garcia, Raymond. “American Library Association reports record number of demands to censor library books and materials in 2022.” ALA News, March 22, 2023.
- Hailu, Selome. “Judy Blume Scoffs at Roald Dahl Books Being Rewritten for Offensive Language: ‘I Don’t Believe in That’.” Variety, March 31, 2023.
- Nicholson, Lara. “School Librarian in Livingston Book Debate Wins National ‘Intellectual Freedom Award.’” The Advocate, March 21, 2023.
- Velie, Elaine. “Florida Principal Ousted Over “Pornographic” Michelangelo Sculpture.” Hyperallergic, March 24, 2023.
- Whitehead, Joanna. “Tourists flock to see Michelangelo’s statue of David after Florida censorship row.” Independent, March 29, 2023.
Technology and Digital Privacy
- Aton, Francesca. “High Resolution Scans of Artworks Leaked from Taiwanese Museum and Illegally Sold Online.” ARTnews, March 15, 2023.
- Nayyar, Rhea. “AI-Generated “Dope Francis” Fools the Internet.” Hyperallergic, March 27, 2023.
- Reuters. “Google to Stop Limited Censorship for User Search in Canada From This Week.” Gadgets 360, March 11, 2023.
- Shoshy Ciment for Footwear News. “Nike ‘Deeply Concerned’ With ‘Very Serious Allegations’ Against Artist Tom Sachs.” ARTnews, March 16, 2023.
- Solomon, Tessa. “French Protestors Block Entrance to the Louvre During Mass Strike Over New Retirement Law.” ARTnews, March 27, 2023.
- Solomon, Tessa. “The Whitney Union Ratifies Contract, Ending More than a Year of Bargaining.” ARTnews, March 6, 2023.
- Ho, Karen K. “Blockbuster Yayoi Kusama Exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum Extended for Second Time.” ARTnews, March 23, 2023.
- Michael, Taylor. “1,400-Year-Old Mural of Two-Faced Man Found in Peru.” Hyperallergic, March 27, 2023.
- Michael, Taylor. “Can Brain Science Explain Why We Like Certain Artworks?” Hyperallergic, March 2, 2023.
This issue of News Alerts was compiled by Freyja Catton, Carrie Evans, Sal Hamerman, Kate Marcus, and Petra Warren.