Rights Week

A week of articles and panels that examine a variety of topics surrounding the ownership of work.

Going Digital
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Going Digital

How Should We Publish & License New Plays In An Online World?

17 July 2014

#RightsWeek post: While I think the databases may be useful for schools and small companies, at the highest level I question whether access to plays is really the rate-limiter behind getting more plays to production. Rather I think the dialogue between producers and playwrights is limited and opaque and inauthentic, leading to misspent efforts all around.

Protecting, Distributing, and Monetizing Your Work Online
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Protecting, Distributing, and Monetizing Your Work Online

16 July 2014

Sean Patrick Flahaven offers insight into how artists can protect their intellectual property from piracy. 

The Battle of Artistic Acknowledgment
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The Battle of Artistic Acknowledgment

An Ongoing Education

15 July 2014

#RightsWeek post: No one gets into directing new plays because they want to copy someone else’s work. For me, the fun is in solving a monumental problem in a completely unique and aesthetically elegant manner.

Defining Piracy (And Fighting Against It) In Today’s Theater Industry
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Defining Piracy (And Fighting Against It) In Today’s Theater Industry

14 July 2014

Creativity and collaboration both rely on trust and on the work of other people. But the law seeks to make the murky concrete, and the complicated simple. This is why we should keep our understanding of piracy (and for that matter, plagiarism) to the very clear cases when scripts and designs are used without their creators’ permission.

Welcome to #RightsWeek
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Welcome to #RightsWeek

Identifying & Sharing Intellectual Property

13 July 2014

Amy Rose Marsh provides an overview of HowlRound's #RightsWeek.

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