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ASCAP  Popular
Description: ASCAP protects the rights of its members by licensing and distributing royalties for the non-dramatic public performances of their copyrighted works.
Hits: 736
Submitted on: Dec 18, 2006


Australasian Performing Right Association  Popular
Description: Since 1926 APRA (the Australasian Performing Right Association) has been making life a little easier for songwriters, composers, and music users. Australian copyright law makes songwriters and composers the exclusive owners of their original music and lyrics. Nobody else can use their work without getting their permission first, and if necessary, paying a royalty for this use. This is where APRA steps in. APRA is a not-for-profit organisation that collects royalties on behalf of its 42,000+ members, and by agreement, for all the copyright owners around the world.
Hits: 2418
Submitted on: May 24, 2006


Design and Artists Copyright Society  Popular
Description: Design and Artists Copyright Society is the UK's copyright and collecting society for artists and visual creators. Its aims are promoting and protecting the copyright and related rights of artists and visual creators.
Hits: 2494
Submitted on: Feb 09, 2007


Gramex  Popular
Description: Gramex is a copyright society which promotes and administers the rights, prescribed in the Copyright Act, of performing artists whose performances have been recorded on phonograms and of producers of phonograms.
Hits: 1191
Submitted on: Feb 14, 2007


International Federation of the Phonographic Industry  Popular
Description: International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's missions are to fight music piracy, to promote fair market access and adequate copyright laws, to help develop the legal conditions and the technologies for the recording industry to prosper in the digital era and to promote the value of music in the development of economies.
Hits: 1990
Submitted on: Mar 11, 2007


Kopiosto  Popular
Description: Kopiosto is a Copyright organization for authors, publishers and performing artists in Finland. It administers licenses and distributes remunerations to copyrights owners.
Hits: 1406
Submitted on: Feb 14, 2007


Lawyers for the Creative Arts  Popular
Description: Lawyers for the Creative Arts is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, which provides pro bono legal services to qualifying individuals and organizations in the arts, including the visual, literary and performing arts, and provides educational programs as well.
Hits: 2105
Submitted on: Jan 16, 2007


Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation  Popular
Description: The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation (LCCHP) is a nonprofit organization of lawyers and law students who promote the preservation and protection of cultural heritage resources in the United States and internationally through education and advocacy.
Hits: 2628
Submitted on: Jan 25, 2007


Legal Aspects of the Arts and Entertainment  Popular
Description: A website by lecturer Dawn M. Larsen, J.D. , Columbia College Chicago
Hits: 1203
Submitted on: Sep 09, 2003


The Arts Law Centre of Australia  Popular
Description: The Arts Law Centre Of Australia (Arts Law) is the national community legal centre for the arts in Australia. The centre was established in 1983 to provide specialised legal and business advice and referral services, professional development resources and advocacy for artists and arts organisations. Arts Law gives advice and information on a wide range of arts related legal and business matters including contracts, copyright, business structures, defamation, insurance and employment to artists and arts organisation across all art forms.
Hits: 1873
Submitted on: May 24, 2006


The Law portal  Popular
Description: The goal of The Law Portal is to present legal primers – relatively brief summaries of the law for non-lawyers - on matters that affect the arts, artists, and arts institutions. The materials have been created by a wide variety of non-profit organizations, government entities, and for-profit businesses. The site was created by Sandra Braman at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.
Hits: 1801
Submitted on: Jun 15, 2007


Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts  Popular
Description: Since 1969, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) has been the leading provider of pro bono legal services, mediation services, educational programs and publications, and advocacy to the arts community in the New York area. Through public advocacy, VLA frequently acts on issues vitally important to the arts community in New York and beyond.
It is supported in part with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and through generous gifts from law firms, corporations, foundations and individuals.
Hits: 2583
Submitted on: Jun 26, 2006


Washington Lawyers for the Arts  Popular
Description: Washington Lawyers for the Arts is a nonprofit service organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Washington state by creating alliances and making legal resources.
Hits: 2112
Submitted on: Jan 11, 2007