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Writers Deserve Collective Bargaining Power: Why The Guild is Pro The PRO Act

For far too long, freelancers - including dramatists - have been forced to choose between owning their copyright and organizing with collective bargaining power. Thanks to The PRO Act, it may no longer be necessary to make that difficult choice. Under current federal law, playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists are NOT employees - we are intellectual property owners who license our property for others to use. The Dramatists Guild, therefore, is a trade...
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DG Legislative Policy Agenda

The Dramatists Guild of America is a national trade association of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. As such, the Guild is an advocate on behalf of its members on the issues related to their careers as dramatists and, more specifically, in their role as authors of original works of copyrightable expression, created as independent contractors in a free society. The Guild, however, is a non-partisan organization and does not support or make contributions...