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Orphan Works and Extended Collective Licensing (ECL)

What’s happening with “orphan works”? What is “Extended Collective Licensing” (ECL)? Why should NWU members and other writers care? These issues are complicated, but important for working writers. Many NWU members are only beginning to understand what is meant by so-called “orphan works”, and most writers have never heard of “Extended Collective Licensing”. But proposed […]


Independent Contractor or Employee?: US Dept of Labor Stiffens Criteria


The New Website Makeover of the National Writers Union and Local Chapters is Live


The New York Times Interviews Playwright and Author Calvin Ramsey