Public Policy Committee News Alerts support the committee's mission to monitor public policy issues and 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 news for July 2015 follows:
PPC/NA v. 1 n. 2 July 2015
- Cox, Krista. "ARL Joins Amicus Brief in Mavrix Photographs v. LiveJournal." ARL Policy Notes, 30 June 2015.
- Artists object to their work being adapted without their permission. But can they show that the fixed expression of their work and not just the unprotected idea that was used?
- Rhodes, Margaret. "Brooklyn Artist Says Starbucks Ripped Off Her Paintings." Wired, 1 July 2015.
- Fiorillo, Victor. "Dutch Rubber Duck Artist Cries Foul Over Giant Philly Rubber Duck." Philadelphia Magazine. 2 June 2015.
- Older article on idea vs expression and advertising borrowing from artists: Fineman, M. (2008, July 13). "The image is familiar; the pitch isn’t." The New York Times.
- IMLS Announces Grants of $2.4 Million for U.S. Museums
- New Funding and Resources for Creative Placemaking
- Trapp, Rodney. "The Creative Social Enterprise: An Impact Investment." GIA Reader, 26.2 (Summer 2015). Web.
Image Rights & Fair Use
- Freedom of Panorama is saved in the EU, but not extended to all member countries:
- Vollmer, Timothy, "Will the European Parliment Criminalize Street Photography?" Commons Blog, 7 July 2015.
- Cheesman, Chris. "European Parliament rejects ‘absurd’ EU plan to axe Freedom of Panorama" Amateur Photographer, 9 July 2015.
Intellectual Freedom, Access to Information
- Thompson, Rhema. “Petition to ban new books prompts new debate on censorship in Duval County.” The Florida Times-Union. 20 July 2015.
- Office for Intellectual Freedom. "On Data and Confidentiality." OIF Blog. 23 June 2015.
- Duke University Social Science Research Institute. "Do MOOCs Reach the Educationally Underserved?" Duke SSRI News. 29 June 2015.
- Feltman, Rachel. "Speaking of Science: ‘Fraudulent’ Peer Review Strikes Another Academic Publisher; 32 Articles Questioned." The Washington Post. 8 July 2015.
- Jump, Paul. "Elsevier Journal Editors ‘May be Asked to Resign’ in Open Access Row: Institutions Pressure Elsevier to Permit all Dutch Papers to be Freely Available Online by 2024" Times Higher Education. 3 July 2015.
- McKenzie-Murray, Martin. "The Battle for Open-Access Information." The Saturday Paper. 4 July 2015.
- Temple-Raston, Dina. "FBI Director Says Agents Need Access To Encrypted Data To Preserve Public Safety." The Two-Way: Breaking News from NPR. 8 July 2015.
- Nowogrodzki, Anna. "Ancestry Moves Further into Consumer Genetics." MIT Technology Review. 16 July 2015.
- Singer, Natasha, and Jeremy B. Merrill. "When a Company Is Put Up for Sale, in Many Cases, Your Personal Data Is, Too." The New York Times. 28 June 2015.
- Martin, Rachel. "More Than A Quarter-Million Ask Google To Be Forgotten." NPR: Weekend Edition Sunday. 19 July 2015.
- Ramzy, Austin. "What You Need to Know About China's Draft Cybersecurity Law." The New York Times. 9 July 2015.
Technology and Telecommunications
- "Connecting the Past: Digital History and Linked Open Data." at Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2015 (posting from attendee of Digital Humanities Summer Institute).
- Parker Higgins. "What Do We Want From the Next Librarian of Congress?" The Electronic Freedom Foundation, 23 July 2015.