Thank you, Jason and co, for looking after us artists.
Thanks for at least trying something. Tineye.com will help a great deal, but there seems to be no reason if registries are required why there cannot be an artist run one. I've written my representatives and as many other representatives as I was able to fax month after month but the only one I got even a remotely hopeful response out of has probably lost re-election now.
I will be happy to use this service if I can ever figure out my way around here.
Thats great!! now I feel allot better about this issue.
Critiques on my work always welcome!!
Just wanted to say that it was really great getting to hear about this firsthand at last Thursday's Macworld Digital Pioneers session.
Just a couple of questions (since I really am more of a CA lurker than frequenter--though I'd like to change that):
The system only works when you upload to the forums via the attachment manager, correct? So images that are already in my CA gallery are not searchable via the viewer at this time (since as far as I can tell the forums and the galleries are separate entities)?
Also, would it be possible in the future to use a service like TinEye.com to search images on CA?
I know TinEye is in the process still of adding sites to its search database, and it's doing a great job so far, but I don't think CA is in the search database yet. Most of the people who will be looking for art will likely be doing a reverse lookup (they may have the image but not the author information), making scrolling through pages of galleries like the old needle in a haystack analogy. Even if they happen to correctly guess the right combination of categories and subcategories to narrow it down, the potential for pages and pages of images is pretty huge. A digital fingerprint search like TinEye (or in conjunction WITH one like TinEye) would really help alleviate that.
At any rate, it's good to see steps being taken to head the vultures off at the pass. We don't know at this point if the bill is dead or if it's going to keep coming back in different forms, but having something like this to fall back on if the worst should occur makes a big difference.
So thank you, Jason, once more for everything you've done. Having recently had to navigate through the (way too complicated) US Copyright office's site to register a single painting, it's wonderful to see a simpler solution coming from one of the current leading art sites on the web.
Just so that everyone knows, the Orphan Works Act of 2008, which was passed in the Senate, died in committee in the House of Representatives.
This does not mean that it cannot be reintroduced; it probably will be. There are always unscrupulous individuals looking to make a buck off someone else's work.
This art registry is an excellent step in stepping around the bill should it be reintroduced and passed.
Keep an eye out on coloradopols.com for redstateblues and on denverpols.com for Elliot, he's keeping an eye on the bill's progress; again, as of last session, the bill was stopped, but should it be reintroduced (and there is a high likelihood of that happening), this guy will be talking about it.
Last edited by nickzorn; January 13th, 2009 at 02:01 PM. Reason: forgot something
perhaps this has been stated before. if it has i'm stating it again
WANT: To tag images with more than one Medium. I work in Painter AND photoshop and only being able to tag an image with one or the other feels limiting.
thank you thank you thank you!
i too am more of a lurker on CA, but i've been keeping my eye on the orphan works act (as have most of the people here at scad). just want to let you guys know that you're awesome. it might just be a first step, but it's an amazing first step.
Hey, for some reason on my sketchbook thread a whole bunch of images that I've uploaded (near the bottom of the first page) are saying "attachments pending approval'?
...the wierd thing is that I uploaded them a while ago, and they were working for a month or two at least. Is there something I should do to get them reapproved, are they too big?
EDIT: When I click on the attachment links, they link to the pictures correctly...the pics just don't show in the thread? I tried re-editing a post to see if they would show up, but no luck.
Last edited by Oden; February 12th, 2009 at 11:38 PM.
sorry, I was being stupid; had to reupload them, I guess because of the copyright submission requirement.
The thing that was confusing me was that some of my stuff remained up, it was just the pencil sketches that crapped out.
Jason, I have a thought/query/question: Is there any way of combining the Art Registry Forum and The Gallery section? I mean, if we're registering ourselves in one forum, surely, it could be linked to the personal Gallery section, where we are already showcasing our artwork? I just see the two forums/sections as being quite similar in function, but with different titles...
just a thought/two pennies/blah blah...
thanks molly...working on it...much more to do.
aaah-ha! thanks Jason, I shall keep schtum 'till its all sorted then!!
Well, How are you posting your sketch books? Is there like an introductory tutorial, or a handout? Where's the fine print? DO I have to subscribe to a thread? please help me, I'm totally analogue
There is no doubt in my mind that conceptart.org is here for the artist, not for anything else, financially, socially or politically, words cannot express my gratitude for the actions you have taken here to protect our work, and more importantly, our rights as creative individuals.
I thank you, sincerely from the bottom of my heart, exceptional work and effort.
Do any Canadians out there know if there is an equivalent law in Canada? Under the SPP all of our laws and regulations are being "harmonized" with the US and Mexico. Not cool at all.
This is awesome. What a generous gift to artists everywhere. Thank you.
The clockworksnail Experience- SKETCHBOOK!!!
ok, call me stupid but i just don't understand any of this. i have albums on my profile page, i have a gallery which has the categories, subcategories, genre, and medium filled out, and i created a forum and yet not even my name or any of my artwork show up in the image viewer. how do i get my stuff in the image viewer to be searched and looked up? do i just create a thread under this forum with "hot-links" of my completed images and then it'll just suddenly become viewable in the image viewer? how do i subcategorize with hotlinking? thanks!
EDIT: Okay, after reading through some more comments and messing with this forum i think I got it figured out. I was just confused with the FAQ on submitting artwork VS the art registry forum.
Last edited by annubis123; July 22nd, 2009 at 11:48 PM.
Awesome man! Simply brilliant.Thank you guys and Jason for banning together to overcome these bloodsuckers!No doubt savvy businesses will seek this forum for the artists themselves.Is there some way to make businesses aware of this free art-registry set-up to further supplement this idea?
"I don't DO drugs, I Am drugs..."
- Salvador Dali
I'm new here and was directed to this site by a good artist friend and still trying to figure it out. like i want to enter my stuff into forums to get feed back.
Much Appreciated, time to make a donation.
You guys got my support for life. Simply amazing
What if you already have your own personal website, DA and such? What if people ignore CA?