Public Policy Committee News Alerts v. 4 n. 1, January 2018
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. Previous issues can be found at https://arlisna.org/news/public-policy-news-alerts.
Art, Activism, & Social Justice
- Biesenbach, Klaus, Christopher Gregory and Arian McLaughlin. “In Puerto Rico Artists Rebuild and Reach Out.” The New York Times, January 25, 2018.
- Cotter, Holland. “The New Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Refuses to Sugarcoat History.” The New York Times, December 18, 2017.
- Cunningham, Vinson. “The Playful, Political Art of Sanford Biggers.” The New Yorker, January 15, 2018.
- Kennicott, Philip. “An Art Critic Explains What the Guggenheim Was Really Saying When it Offered Trump a Golden Toilet.” The Washington Post, January 26, 2018.
- Luongo, Michael T. “Arab and Coming Out in Art that Speaks Up.” The New York Times, January 12, 2018.
- Mendelsohn, Meredith. “How an Artist Learned About Freedom from ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book.’” The New York Times, January 19, 2018.
- Schjeldahl, Peter. “America as Indian Country.” The New Yorker, January 29, 2018.
- Stevenson, Sandra. “Analyzing Race and Gender Bias Amid All the News That’s Fit to Print.” The New York Times, December 7, 2017.
Copyright, Fair Dealing, & Fair Use
- Lee, Timothy B. “Why Mickey Mouse’s 1998 Copyright Extension Probably Won’t Happen Again.” Ars Technica, January 8, 2018.
- Russell, Carrie. "Copytalk: Copyright Librarian Starter Kit." District Dispatch, January 25, 2018.
- Trendacosta, Katharine. “Copyright Week 2018: Join Us in Fighting for Better Copyright Law and Policy.” Electronic Frontier Foundation, January 15, 2018.
- US Copyright Office. “Copyright Office Introduces Online Group Registration of Photographs.” NewsNet, issue no. 701, January 18, 2018.
- Vollmer, Timothy. “Secret Negotiations, Empty Promises: Copyright Policymaking Needs Sunlight for Better Outcomes.” Creative Commons Blog, January 17, 2018.
Image Rights & Reuse
- Tiffany, Kaitlyn. “Marvel Wants You to Write Comics with No Farts, Death, Aliens, Gossip, or ‘Social Issues.’” The Verge, December 28, 2017.
- Bajpai, Prableen. “Kodak, The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: How Kodak Is Tapping Into Technology.” Nasdaq, January 26, 2018.
- Gleckman, Howard. "21 Million Taxpayers Will Stop Taking Charitable Deductions Under the New Tax Law." Forbes, January 11, 2018.
- Kromer, Kathi. "ALA to Congress in 2018: Continue to #Fund Libraries." District Dispatch, January 11, 2018.
- Kromer, Kathi. "Senators Introduce Bipartisan Museum and Library Services Act of 2017." District Dispatch, December 22, 2017.
- Rogers, David. "GOP Tax Law a One-Two Punch to Charities - and American Giving." Politico, January 13, 2018.
Intellectual Freedom/Access to Information
- Bromwich, Jonah Engel. "Why Are Prisons So Afraid of This Book?" The New York Times, January 18, 2018.
- Bromwich, Jonah Engel. "North Carolina Prisons Drop Ban on 'New Jim Crow.'" The New York Times, January 24, 2018.
- Kang, Cecilia. "Flurry of Lawsuits Filed to Fight Repeal of Net Neutrality." The New York Times, January 16, 2018.
- Kang, Cecilia. "Senate Democrats Push for a Net Neutrality Vote. Do They Have a Chance?" The New York Times, January 16, 2018.
- National Coalition Against Censorship. "Texas Library Evaluates Policy After Criticism of LGBT-Themed Display." National Coalition Against Censorship Blog, January 16, 2018.
- Neidig, Harper. "Montana Becomes First State to Implement Net Neutrality After FCC Repeal." The Hill, January 22, 2018.
- Pekoll, Kristin. "Take Action: 8 Ways to Support 'The Hate U Give.'" Intellectual Freedom Blog, January 2, 2018.
- Romero, Tiffany. "Why Eliminating Net Neutrality is Bad for Women." Adweek, January 14, 2018.
- Bastian, Hilda. "Open Access 2017: A Year of Stand-Offs, Showdowns, & Funders’ Own Journals." PLOS Blogs, January 29, 2018.
- Suarez, Andrew B., and Terry McGlynn. "The Fallacy of Open-Access Publication." The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 15, 2017.
- Fowler, Bree. "Data Privacy Day: A Reminder to Safeguard Your Data." Consumer Reports, January 26, 2018.
- Kelly, Mary Louise. "Google's Art Selfie App Offers A Lesson In Biometric Privacy Laws In U.S." All Things Considered, National Public Radio, January 18, 2018.
- Savage, Charlie, Eileen Sullivan, and Nicholas Fandos. "House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Safeguards." The New York Times, January 11, 2018.
- Brogan, Jacob. “You’re a Work of Art.” Slate, January 16, 2018.
- “Is Art-Connoisseur Yet Another Job Threatened by Technology?” The Economist, January 15, 2018.
- Kazakina, Katya. “Sotheby’s Wants to Use AI to Sell You Art.” Bloomberg, January 25, 2018.
This issue was compiled by Caley Cannon, Sara DeWaay, Serenity Ibsen, Mary Kandiuk, and Lynora Williams.