Welcome to the Artists' Bill of Rights Campaign

The Artists' Bill of Rights campaign promotes the adoption of a set of ethical standards for competitions and appeals in which creative works are submitted: photographs, music, film, illustrations, graphic design and literary works such as stories and poems. We focus on copyright issues and how they affect everyone who enjoys creative pursuits.

If you do not understand the copyright and have questions about the language you read in various terms and conditions, then this website is for you. We offer guidance and information for all.


Our Annual Fundraising Appeal

ABoR logo with textWe are grateful to all who have supported our principles for protecting artists’ rights. Our Rights On list has garnered many, many thousands of views, as has our Rights Off list. We promote fair competitions and spread informative news on social media related to artists’ rights issues.

In 2019 we look forward to being able to continue promoting our principles in any way we can. However, marshaling the resources to do this work, and to expand our reach and effectiveness, is challenging.

Would you please consider a donation to help us promote artists’ rights? Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

We need you and hope you need us.

(Your receipt will show "Pro Imaging Organization", our founding org.
Rest assured all funds will go directly to the Artists Bill of Rights.
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Our Supporters

Many organisations worldwide have proclaimed their support for the Artists' Bill of Rights principles. Some are listed below as well as on our Supporters page. If you wish your organisation to be promoted here, please contact us for further information.

 

The Photographic Society of South Africa

PSSA logo JPEG 250 pixelsThe Photographic Society of South Africa (PSSA) was founded in 1954 as a non-profit organisation to bring together all people interested in photography, promoting the highest possible standards and to promote the interests of photography amongst its members.

PSSA is the officially recognised, autonomous Body representing photography in South Africa and is affiliated to equivalent bodies such as the Photographic Society of America and others, thus affording its members contact with international affairs of photography.

PSSA organises National and International Photographic Salons and bestows Honours and Awards to its membership. A quarterly magazine, IMAGE, is publish for the benefit of the members. The Board of Directors are elected by the members. Through Congresses held annually the PSSA provides a platform to meet fellow photographers and hear speakers who are recognised as leading authorities in their particular fields. 

The Society monitor and censors images deemed unfit for public viewing within their sphere of influence.  Additionally the PSSA endeavours to protect members and affiliated clubs from competitions that champion unfair and unprincipled terms and conditions that would divest them of the rights to their photographs.

PSSA website is: www.pssa.co.za and can be followed on FaceBook.

Pro-Imaging.org founded the Artists' Bill of Rights in 2007

Pro-Imaging is a worldwide support group for professional photographers
who are pro-active in defending photographers rights.