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Post One: Headshots for Haiti Fundraiser

Reminder for Headshots for Haiti fundraiser. It’s next Monday. Spots are filling up fast, there are only a very few spots for free coaching sessions with me available. If you need a new headshot (and who doesn’t) for Twitter, Facebook or your other social media and a few good pointers, then sign up now (click on the image)

Post Two: Google Settlement

This just in, on February 4, 2010 The Department of Justice just released this press release. It is about the proposed settlement in “The Authors Guild Inc. et al. v. Google Inc.”, class action, copyright and antitrust lawsuit. A must watch for anyone dealing with copyrights. Why? Because if you can scan thousands of books and make them available electronically just because you can AND worry about the consequences later – we are as content creators in a wee bit of trouble.

Read the release

CEPIC says Google Book Settlement Up-Date : The US Department of Justice says the amended version of the Google Book Settlement is not good enough.
“In its statement of interest filed with the court today, the department stated, “Although the United States believes the parties have approached this effort in good faith and the amended settlement agreement is more circumscribed in its sweep than the original proposed settlement, the amended settlement agreement suffers from the same core problem as the original agreement: it is an attempt to use the class action mechanism to implement forward-looking business arrangements that go far beyond the dispute before the court in this litigation.”

German : http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/US-Regierung-beanstandet-Buch-Deal-zwischen-Google-und-US-Verlagen-922933.html
French : http://www.latribune.fr/journal/edition-du-0602/technos-et-medias/360457/washington-bloque-le-projet-de-bibliotheque-numerique-de-google-.html

Please visit the CEPIC website for our position on the Google Book Settlement as well as our initiatives.

Post Three: 3rd Ward Open Call for Art: Awarding Residency & $5000

It’s the dawn of a new decade! The Solo Show starts 2010 with a newly formed Residency Program dedicated to supporting & inspiring emerging artists. With even greater opportunities & resources to offer, we are on the hunt for the next generation of great artists from around the world.

Are you the next Solo Show Legend?

The 2010 Winter Solo Show is a juried international art competition for dynamic, inventive and provocative work of all mediums: sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking, illustration, installation, graphic design, video and more!

The Selected Artist will receive:

* $5,000 cash grant
* Solo exhibition in 3rd Ward’s gallery, complete with a massive opening reception
* 3-month residency at 3rd Ward including private live/work studio & full facility access (photo studios, wood & metal shop, media lab, classes)
* Airfare & shipping to and from 3rd Ward for non-NYC residents
* 2-page spread in 3rd Ward’s Quarterly Magazine
* NYC exposure – postcards, fliers, press!

PLUS! The top 25 artists will be featured in 3rd Ward’s Quarterly Magazine and website.

We are joined by judging panel:

Carol Lee, Arts Edtior at Paper Magazine, Dan Deacon, Sound Artist & Electro-acoustic Wizard, Rostarr, NYC Artist and Paolo Salvagione, Lead Design Engineer, The Long Now Foundation.

Submit your best work now!

www.3rdward.com/opencall/altd1

Post Four: Independent Microstock Survey

The Microstockgroup, which is a meeting place for Microstock Photographers has put out a survey. If you haven’t already done so and are in that space please take a moment and fill out their survey. The more data we can collect the more information we can utilize in assessing what the opportunities are. I love surveys and data. Here is your link: http://microstocksurvey.com/index.php?sid=54284

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