Your Images May Not Be Yours To Use

There is so much discussion about intellectual property rights, it can make you nervous about using other people’s images.  Stock photos can either be unsuitable to your needs, or expensive to license. But at least as an arts organization, you have a staff of skilled and creative people who can take excellent pictures for you and you never have to worry about usage rights, because they are your images, right? Well, not exactly. Just because they are yours doesn’t mean you can automatically use them. Why Can’t I Use My Own Images? … Read more

Altering And Amending Contracts

Since you may be used to the “take it or leave it” conditions in the End User License Agreements (EULA) on every piece of software, social media platform and online service you come across in your daily life, you may be under the impression that you have to meet every condition in a performing artist’s contract. This is generally not the case and unlike any EULA  you may come across, you can not blithely take the tl;dnr (too long;did not read) attitude and flip to the bottom and sign. The consequences of … Read more

World's Biggest Data Breaches

Visualizing The World’s Biggest Data Breaches

If you’re an arts administrator or board member, it can be all too easy to read about data breaches in mainstream media then let it fade into out-of-sight, out-of-mind and secretly hope that your organization never has to be listed in one of those stories. Nonetheless, hope isn’t legal tender in the land of responsibility so to help illustrate just how much of an issue data breaches have become, swing over to this sobering, yet gorgeously rendered, interactive infographic from Information is Beautiful that details the major breaches since 2004. Fortunately, you … Read more