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[FINAL CALL] Artistic Expression Act

Postby The Anti-Social Socialists » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:15 am

Another attempt at another issue! I do hope it is, at the very least, an enjoyable read.

CURRENT DRAFT
Artistic Expression Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Artistic
Proposed by: The Anti-Social Socialists

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the critical and influential role of artistic expression in shaping and empowering nations and their respective citizens, as a form of communication.

ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and the promulgation of alternative thought.

AIMING to encourage and diversify the means in which citizens can constructively engage in the arts.

BELIEVING that advancing artistic expression through professional and social means is a worthwhile investment for member nations.

DECLARING that the ability to express oneself is a vital human right.

Hereby,

  1. DEFINES ‘artistic expression’ for the purposes of this Act as the following:
    1. A method of visible communication, including composing, coding, writing, drawing, painting, constructing, cinematography, videography and other like actions and their associated products; or
    2. Spoken communication pertaining to some issue, typically addressing a large group of people; or
    3. Online interaction subject to the same criterion as clause 1(b); or
    4. Performances including music, dance, song and like musical or bodily expression; or
    5. Actions undertaken with the express purpose of communicating an argument in a manner not communicated by the means listed above; or
    6. Online data or products which, regardless of the method of production, contribute to or constitute one or more of the above descriptions of artistic expression.
    7. Anything which is widely accepted as art in the member nation.
  2. HOWEVER, notwithstanding whether a particular action or communication satisfies clause 1, said action or communication is disqualified from being classed as ‘artistic expression’ if:
    1. The expression is illegal, violates an extant World Assembly resolution, or is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in the member nation; or
    2. The expression is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in other member nations; or
    3. The expression involves or causes damage to private or public property to which the expresser has no title; or
    4. The expression is trespassory to private property; or
    5. The expression infringes upon the exclusive rights of the original creator(s) of a piece of artistic expression, as conferred by national or international copyright law.
  3. EXPRESSLY STATES that, notwithstanding clause 2, forms of expression must not be disqualified from classification as ‘artistic expression’ simply for the subject matter it addresses.

  4. PROVIDES that, for the purposes of clause 2(a), a member nation must not declare an instance or type of artistic expression to be illegal on the following grounds:
    1. The intent of the artist is to provide a view, critique or opinion contrary to government policy or opinion; or
    2. The artistic expression is perceived, on reasonable or unreasonable grounds, to constitute a view, critique or opinion contrary to government policy or opinion; or
    3. The intent of the artist is to provide a view, critique or opinion which is provocative to the public, or any member of the public, unless said expression also constitutes hate speech; or
    4. The artistic expression is perceived, on reasonable or unreasonable grounds, to constitute a view, critique or opinion which is provocative to the public, or any member of the public, unless said expression also constitutes hate speech.
  5. CLARIFIES that:
    1. For the purposes of clauses 4(c) and 4(d), the term ‘provocative’ is taken to mean ‘causing anger’.
    2. For the purposes of clauses 4(c) and 4(d), the term ‘hate speech’ is taken to mean ‘a form of expression which is intended, or may reasonably be expected to, incite violence or prejudice towards a person or group on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, race, or other attributes which are similarly significant to a person’s identity.
  6. DECLARES that member nations shall not suppress artistic expression as defined by this Act.

  7. ESTABLISHES the Arts Trust Association, which shall:


    1. Organise and manage an annual art show, with the purpose of celebrating artistic expression, showcasing both local and international works of artistic expression.
    2. Process and assess member nations’ hosting bids, to determine which member nation(s) will hold the art show each year.
    3. Collect voluntary donations, and organise fundraisers for the purposes of funding.
    4. Oversee the transport of entries to events related to the annual art show.
    5. Seek alternative, localised arrangements with member nations to celebrate artistic expression, in the event that the art show cannot be hosted in a particular year.
    6. Award a small number of bursaries and scholarships yearly to students in member nations’ secondary and tertiary education facilities who exhibit extraordinary artistic skill.
    7. Have its skilled members regularly open their workspaces to the educational bodies of member nations, to engage visiting students and teachers with workshops.

  8. ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting events that are explicitly managed by the Arts Trust Association to organise and participate in smaller, localised events.

  9. URGES member nations to openly discuss issues which are highlighted by any form of artistic expression, to promote good governance.

Artistic Expression Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Artistic
Proposed by: The Anti-Social Socialists

Description:
The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the critical and influential role of artistic expression in shaping and empowering nations and their respective citizens, as a form of communication.

ASSERTS that the right to free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and to a form of dialogue between a nation’s government and its people.
NOTING that unregulated artistic expression may readily damage both property and person in contravention of civil rights.
BELIEVING that it is the means of artistic expression, rather than the matter it pertains to, which must be restricted in order for civilians, governments and artists to cohabitate and co-operate.

DECLARING that the ability to express oneself is a vital human right.

Hereby,

1. DEFINES ‘artistic expression’ for the purposes of this Act as the following, subject to clause 2:
(a) A method of visible communication, including writing, drawing, painting or like actions; or
(b) Spoken communication pertaining to some issue, typically addressing a large group of people; or
(c) Online interaction subject to the same criterion as clause 1(b); or
(d) Actions undertaken with the express purpose of communicating an argument in a manner not communicated by the means listed above.

2. HOWEVER, notwithstanding whether a particular action or communication which satisfies clause 1, said action or communication is disqualified from being classed as ‘artistic expression’ if:
(a) The expression is illegal, or directly contributes to an illegal act, in the member nation; or
(b) The expression contributes to criminal activity in other member nations; or
(c) The expression is blatantly, inexcusably and maliciously intent on offending a person or group of people; or
(d) The expression involves or causes damage to private or public property to which the expresser has no title; or
(e) The expression impedes or restricts one or more of the basic rights of the member nation’s citizens; or
(f) The expression is trespassory to private property.

3. EXPRESSLY STATES that, under no circumstances, may a form of expression be disqualified from classification as ‘artistic expression’ simply for the subject matter it addresses.

4. ENCOURAGES member nations to undertake measures to protect against damaging expression(s) which are listed under clause 2, while fostering artistic expression.

5. ESTABLISHES the International Artisan’s Ombudsman which shall:
(a) Investigate the complaints of citizens of member nations surrounding government action against their artistic expression.
(b) Inform all member nations if a member nation’s government has violated the terms of this Act.
(c) Provide member nations with detailed reports of violations in order to inform member nations of the scope of this Act.
(d) Declare whether specific actions constitute ‘artistic expression’ under clause 1.

6. DECLARES that member nations shall not suppress artistic expression as defined by this Act.

7. ADDITIONALLY DECLARES that, where a form of expression is not expressly covered by clause 1, the member nation shall retain discretion over its classification and, by extension, the extent to which it is protected from suppression.

8. URGES member nations to openly engage with the issues raised by their citizens via artistic expression, to promote good governance.

Artistic Expression Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Artistic
Proposed by: The Anti-Social Socialists

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the critical and influential role of artistic expression in shaping and empowering nations and their respective citizens, as a form of communication.

ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and to a form of dialogue between a nation’s government and its people.
AIMING to encourage and diversify the means in which citizens can constructively engage in the arts.
BELIEVING that advancing artistic expression through professional and social means is a worthwhile investment for member nations.

DECLARING that the ability to express oneself is a vital human right.

Hereby,

1. DEFINES ‘artistic expression’ for the purposes of this Act as the following, subject to clause 2:
(a) A method of visible communication, including writing, drawing, painting or like actions or products; or
(b) Spoken communication pertaining to some issue, typically addressing a large group of people; or
(c) Online interaction subject to the same criterion as clause 1(b); or
(d) Actions undertaken with the express purpose of communicating an argument in a manner not communicated by the means listed above.

2. HOWEVER, notwithstanding whether a particular action or communication which satisfies clause 1, said action or communication is disqualified from being classed as ‘artistic expression’ if:
(a) The expression is illegal, or directly contributes to an illegal act, in the member nation; or
(b) The expression contributes to criminal activity in other member nations; or
(c) The expression is blatantly, inexcusably and maliciously intent on offending a person or group of people; or
(d) The expression involves or causes damage to private or public property to which the expresser has no title; or
(e) The expression impedes or restricts one or more of the basic rights of the member nation’s citizens; or
(f) The expression is trespassory to private property.

3. DEFINES ‘the arts’ as the study or practice of ‘artistic expression’, pursuant to clauses 1 and 2.

4. EXPRESSLY STATES that, under no circumstances, may a form of expression be disqualified from classification as ‘artistic expression’ simply for the subject matter it addresses.

5. DECLARES that member nations shall not suppress artistic expression as defined by this Act.

6. ESTABLISHES the Artisan’s Trust Association, funded by the World Assembly, which shall:

(a) Organise and manage the annual Art-ravaganza event to celebrate artistic expression during the last week of September, including:
(i) The ‘Power to the People’ parades, held at the beginning of the week-long event to showcase the political side of expression, and to encourage all eventgoers to express themselves.
(ii) Colour-pocalypse, a 2-day event in celebration of absolutely anything to do with artistic expression through ink, paint or colour in general, held from September 25-26.
(iii) The Abstract, a massive display of wondrous crafts which neither fit, nor want to fit, into a category, held on September 27th.
(iv) Design Day, a festival celebrating and showcasing handmade material craftwork, held on September 28th.
(v) Fashion Fest, a festival celebrating the creation and innovation of clothing and bodily craft, held from September 29-30.
(b) Determine which member nation will hold the Art-ravaganza event each year.
(c) Manage funding from the World Assembly for the purposes of these events.
(d) Oversee the transport of entries from around the world to the Art-ravaganza.
(e) Award a small number of bursaries and scholarships yearly to students in member nations’ secondary and tertiary education facilities who exhibit an extraordinary skill in the arts.
(f) Have its skilled members regularly visit education facilities of member nations and engage the students and teachers with workshops.


7. ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting the ‘Art-ravaganza’ to organise and participate in smaller, localised events of a similar theme.

8. URGES member nations to openly engage with the issues raised by their citizens via artistic expression, to promote good governance.

9. ADDITIONALLY URGES the governments of member nations to consider funding and promoting the pathways that the arts may have, particularly in politics and worldwide communication.

Artistic Expression Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Artistic
Proposed by: The Anti-Social Socialists

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the critical and influential role of artistic expression in shaping and empowering nations and their respective citizens, as a form of communication.

ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and to a form of dialogue between a nation’s government and its people.
AIMING to encourage and diversify the means in which citizens can constructively engage in the arts.
BELIEVING that advancing artistic expression through professional and social means is a worthwhile investment for member nations.

DECLARING that the ability to express oneself is a vital human right.

Hereby,

1. DEFINES ‘artistic expression’ for the purposes of this Act as the following, subject to clause 2:
(a) A method of visible communication, including composing, writing, drawing, painting, constructing, and other like actions and their associated products; or
(b) Spoken communication pertaining to some issue, typically addressing a large group of people; or
(c) Online interaction subject to the same criterion as clause 1(b); or
(d) Performances including music, dance, song and like musical or bodily expression; or
(e) Actions undertaken with the express purpose of communicating an argument in a manner not communicated by the means listed above.

2. HOWEVER, notwithstanding whether a particular action or communication which satisfies clause 1, said action or communication is disqualified from being classed as ‘artistic expression’ if:
(a) The expression is illegal, or directly contributes to an illegal act, in the member nation; or
(b) The expression contributes to criminal activity in other member nations; or
(c) The expression involves or causes damage to private or public property to which the expresser has no title; or
(d) The expression is trespassory to private property.

3. EXPRESSLY STATES that, under no circumstances, may a form of expression be disqualified from classification as ‘artistic expression’ simply for the subject matter it addresses.

4. DECLARES that member nations shall not suppress artistic expression as defined by this Act.

5. ESTABLISHES the Artisan’s Trust Association, which shall:

(a) Organise and manage the annual Art-ravaganza events to celebrate artistic expression, including:
(i) The ‘Power to the People’ parades, showcasing the political side of expression, and encouraging eventgoers to develop their oration skills.
(ii) Colour-pocalypse, a series of colourful activities in celebration of absolutely anything to do with artistic expression through ink, paint or colour in general.
(iii) The Abstract, a massive display of wondrous crafts which neither fit, nor want to fit, into a category.
(iv) Design Day, a festival celebrating and showcasing handmade material craftwork.
(v) Fashion Fest, a festival celebrating the creation and innovation of clothing and bodily craft.
(vi) Sound and Song Day, where patrons are invited to be entertained by their nation’s up-and-coming singers, songwriters, comedians and musical acts, free of charge.
(b) Determine which member nation(s) will hold Art-ravaganza event(s) each year.
(c) Manage funding for the purposes of these events.
(d) Oversee the transport of entries from around the world to the Art-ravaganza events.
(e) Award a small number of bursaries and scholarships yearly to students in member nations’ secondary and tertiary education facilities who exhibit extraordinary artistic skill.
(f) Have its skilled members regularly visit education facilities of member nations and engage the students and teachers with workshops.


6. ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting Art-ravaganza events to organise and participate in smaller, localised events of a similar theme.

7. URGES member nations to openly engage with the issues raised by their citizens via artistic expression, to promote good governance.

8. ADDITIONALLY URGES the governments of member nations to consider funding and promoting the job opportunities available to artists, particularly in politics and worldwide communication.

Artistic Expression Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Artistic
Proposed by: The Anti-Social Socialists

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the critical and influential role of artistic expression in shaping and empowering nations and their respective citizens, as a form of communication.

ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and to a form of dialogue between a nation’s government and its people.
AIMING to encourage and diversify the means in which citizens can constructively engage in the arts.
BELIEVING that advancing artistic expression through professional and social means is a worthwhile investment for member nations.

DECLARING that the ability to express oneself is a vital human right.

Hereby,

1. DEFINES ‘artistic expression’ for the purposes of this Act as the following, subject to clause 2:
(a) A method of visible communication, including composing, writing, drawing, painting, constructing, and other like actions and their associated products; or
(b) Spoken communication pertaining to some issue, typically addressing a large group of people; or
(c) Online interaction subject to the same criterion as clause 1(b); or
(d) Performances including music, dance, song and like musical or bodily expression; or
(e) Actions undertaken with the express purpose of communicating an argument in a manner not communicated by the means listed above; or
(f) Anything which is widely accepted as art in the member nation.

2. HOWEVER, notwithstanding whether a particular action or communication which satisfies clause 1, said action or communication is disqualified from being classed as ‘artistic expression’ if:
(a) The expression is illegal, or is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in the member nation; or
(b) The expression is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in other nations; or
(c) The expression involves or causes damage to private or public property to which the expresser has no title; or
(d) The expression is trespassory to private property.

3. EXPRESSLY STATES that, under no circumstances, may a form of expression be disqualified from classification as ‘artistic expression’ simply for the subject matter it addresses.

4. DECLARES that member nations shall not suppress artistic expression as defined by this Act.

5. ESTABLISHES the Artisan’s Trust Association, which shall:

(a) Organise and manage the annual Art-ravaganza events to celebrate artistic expression, including:
(i) The ‘Power to the People’ parades, showcasing the political side of expression, and encouraging eventgoers to develop their oration skills.
(ii) Colour-pocalypse, a series of colourful activities in celebration of absolutely anything to do with artistic expression through ink, paint or colour in general.
(iii) The Abstract, a massive display of wondrous crafts which neither fit, nor want to fit, into a category.
(iv) Design Day, a festival celebrating and showcasing handmade material craftwork.
(v) Fashion Fest, a festival celebrating the creation and innovation of clothing and bodily craft.
(vi) Sound and Song Day, where patrons are invited to be entertained by their nation’s up-and-coming singers, songwriters, comedians and musical acts, free of charge.
(b) Determine which member nation(s) will hold Art-ravaganza event(s) each year.
(c) Manage funding for the purposes of these events.
(d) Oversee the transport of entries from around the world to the Art-ravaganza events.
(e) Award a small number of bursaries and scholarships yearly to students in member nations’ secondary and tertiary education facilities who exhibit extraordinary artistic skill.
(f) Have its skilled members regularly visit education facilities of member nations and engage the students and teachers with workshops.

6. ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting Art-ravaganza events to organise and participate in smaller, localised events of a similar theme.

7. URGES member nations to openly engage with the issues raised by their citizens via artistic expression, to promote good governance.

8. ADDITIONALLY URGES the governments of member nations to consider funding and promoting the job opportunities available to artists, particularly in politics and worldwide communication.


**I saw fit to alter "member nations" in clause 2(b) of the third draft to just "nations", because it would seem illogical to try to punish individuals who try to promote criminal activity in only member nations. Apologies if this is not the correct thing to do.**

Artistic Expression Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Artistic
Proposed by: The Anti-Social Socialists

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the critical and influential role of artistic expression in shaping and empowering nations and their respective citizens, as a form of communication.

ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and the promulgation of alternative thought.

AIMING to encourage and diversify the means in which citizens can constructively engage in the arts.

BELIEVING that advancing artistic expression through professional and social means is a worthwhile investment for member nations.

DECLARING that the ability to express oneself is a vital human right.

Hereby,

1. DEFINES ‘artistic expression’ for the purposes of this Act as the following, subject to clause 2:
(a) A method of visible communication, including composing, writing, drawing, painting, constructing, and other like actions and their associated products; or
(b) Spoken communication pertaining to some issue, typically addressing a large group of people; or
(c) Online interaction subject to the same criterion as clause 1(b); or
(d) Performances including music, dance, song and like musical or bodily expression; or
(e) Actions undertaken with the express purpose of communicating an argument in a manner not communicated by the means listed above; or
(f) Anything which is widely accepted as art in the member nation.

2. HOWEVER, notwithstanding whether a particular action or communication satisfies clause 1, said action or communication is disqualified from being classed as ‘artistic expression’ if:
(a) The expression is illegal, or is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in the member nation; or
(b) The expression is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in other member nations; or
(c) The expression involves or causes damage to private or public property to which the expresser has no title; or
(d) The expression is trespassory to private property.

3. EXPRESSLY STATES that, under no circumstances, may a form of expression be disqualified from classification as ‘artistic expression’ simply for the subject matter it addresses.

4. DECLARES that member nations shall not suppress artistic expression as defined by this Act.

5. ESTABLISHES the Arts Trust Association, which shall:

(a) Organise and manage an annual art show, with the purpose of celebrating artistic expression, showcasing both local and international works of artistic expression.
(b) Determine which member nation(s) will hold the art show each year.
(c) Manage funding for the purposes of these events.
(d) Oversee the transport of entries to events related to the annual art show.
(e) Award a small number of bursaries and scholarships yearly to students in member nations’ secondary and tertiary education facilities who exhibit extraordinary artistic skill.
(f) Have its skilled members regularly open their workspaces to the educational bodies of member nations, to engage visiting students and teachers with workshops.

6. ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting events that are explicitly managed by the Arts Trust Association to organise and participate in smaller, localised events.

7. URGES member nations to openly discuss issues which are highlighted by any form of artistic expression, to promote good governance.

Artistic Expression Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Artistic
Proposed by: The Anti-Social Socialists

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the critical and influential role of artistic expression in shaping and empowering nations and their respective citizens, as a form of communication.

ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and the promulgation of alternative thought.

AIMING to encourage and diversify the means in which citizens can constructively engage in the arts.

BELIEVING that advancing artistic expression through professional and social means is a worthwhile investment for member nations.

DECLARING that the ability to express oneself is a vital human right.

Hereby,

1. DEFINES ‘artistic expression’ for the purposes of this Act as the following, subject to clause 2:
(a) A method of visible communication, including composing, coding, writing, drawing, painting, constructing, cinematography, videography and other like actions and their associated products; or
(b) Spoken communication pertaining to some issue, typically addressing a large group of people; or
(c) Online interaction subject to the same criterion as clause 1(b); or
(d) Performances including music, dance, song and like musical or bodily expression; or
(e) Actions undertaken with the express purpose of communicating an argument in a manner not communicated by the means listed above; or
(f) Online data or products which, regardless of the method of production, contribute to or constitute one or more of the above descriptions of artistic expression.
(g) Anything which is widely accepted as art in the member nation.

2. HOWEVER, notwithstanding whether a particular action or communication satisfies clause 1, said action or communication is disqualified from being classed as ‘artistic expression’ if:
(a) The expression is illegal, or is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in the member nation; or
(b) The expression is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in other member nations; or
(c) The expression involves or causes damage to private or public property to which the expresser has no title; or
(d) The expression is trespassory to private property.

3. EXPRESSLY STATES that, under no circumstances, may a form of expression be disqualified from classification as ‘artistic expression’ simply for the subject matter it addresses.

4. DECLARES that member nations shall not suppress artistic expression as defined by this Act.

5. ESTABLISHES the Arts Trust Association, which shall:

(a) Organise and manage an annual art show, with the purpose of celebrating artistic expression, showcasing both local and international works of artistic expression.
(b) Determine which member nation(s) will hold the art show each year.
(c) Manage funding for the purposes of these events.
(d) Oversee the transport of entries to events related to the annual art show.
(e) Award a small number of bursaries and scholarships yearly to students in member nations’ secondary and tertiary education facilities who exhibit extraordinary artistic skill.
(f) Have its skilled members regularly open their workspaces to the educational bodies of member nations, to engage visiting students and teachers with workshops.

6. ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting events that are explicitly managed by the Arts Trust Association to organise and participate in smaller, localised events.

7. URGES member nations to openly discuss issues which are highlighted by any form of artistic expression, to promote good governance.

Artistic Expression Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Artistic
Proposed by: The Anti-Social Socialists

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the critical and influential role of artistic expression in shaping and empowering nations and their respective citizens, as a form of communication.

ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and the promulgation of alternative thought.

AIMING to encourage and diversify the means in which citizens can constructively engage in the arts.

BELIEVING that advancing artistic expression through professional and social means is a worthwhile investment for member nations.

DECLARING that the ability to express oneself is a vital human right.

Hereby,

1. DEFINES ‘artistic expression’ for the purposes of this Act as the following, subject to clause 2:
(a) A method of visible communication, including composing, coding, writing, drawing, painting, constructing, cinematography, videography and other like actions and their associated products; or
(b) Spoken communication pertaining to some issue, typically addressing a large group of people; or
(c) Online interaction subject to the same criterion as clause 1(b); or
(d) Performances including music, dance, song and like musical or bodily expression; or
(e) Actions undertaken with the express purpose of communicating an argument in a manner not communicated by the means listed above; or
(f) Online data or products which, regardless of the method of production, contribute to or constitute one or more of the above descriptions of artistic expression.
(g) Anything which is widely accepted as art in the member nation.

2. HOWEVER, notwithstanding whether a particular action or communication satisfies clause 1, said action or communication is disqualified from being classed as ‘artistic expression’ if:
(a) The expression is illegal, or is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in the member nation; or
(b) The expression is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in other member nations; or
(c) The expression involves or causes damage to private or public property to which the expresser has no title; or
(d) The expression is trespassory to private property; or
(e) The expression infringes upon the exclusive rights of the original creator(s) of a piece of artistic expression, as conferred by national or international copyright law.

3. EXPRESSLY STATES that, under no circumstances, may a form of expression be disqualified from classification as ‘artistic expression’ simply for the subject matter it addresses.

4. DECLARES that member nations shall not suppress artistic expression as defined by this Act.

5. ESTABLISHES the Arts Trust Association, which shall:

(a) Organise and manage an annual art show, with the purpose of celebrating artistic expression, showcasing both local and international works of artistic expression.
(b) Process and assess member nations’ hosting bids, to determine which member nation(s) will hold the art show each year.
(c) Collect voluntary donations, and organise fundraisers for the purposes of these events.
(d) Oversee the transport of entries to events related to the annual art show.
(e) Award a small number of bursaries and scholarships yearly to students in member nations’ secondary and tertiary education facilities who exhibit extraordinary artistic skill.
(f) Have its skilled members regularly open their workspaces to the educational bodies of member nations, to engage visiting students and teachers with workshops.

6. ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting events that are explicitly managed by the Arts Trust Association to organise and participate in smaller, localised events.

7. URGES member nations to openly discuss issues which are highlighted by any form of artistic expression, to promote good governance.


Artistic Expression Act
A resolution to promote funding and the development of education and the arts.

Category: Education and Creativity
Area of Effect: Artistic
Proposed by: The Anti-Social Socialists

Description: The World Assembly,

RECOGNISING the critical and influential role of artistic expression in shaping and empowering nations and their respective citizens, as a form of communication.

ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and the promulgation of alternative thought.

AIMING to encourage and diversify the means in which citizens can constructively engage in the arts.

BELIEVING that advancing artistic expression through professional and social means is a worthwhile investment for member nations.

DECLARING that the ability to express oneself is a vital human right.

Hereby,

  1. DEFINES ‘artistic expression’ for the purposes of this Act as the following, subject to clause 2:
    1. A method of visible communication, including composing, coding, writing, drawing, painting, constructing, cinematography, videography and other like actions and their associated products; or
    2. Spoken communication pertaining to some issue, typically addressing a large group of people; or
    3. Online interaction subject to the same criterion as clause 1(b); or
    4. Performances including music, dance, song and like musical or bodily expression; or
    5. Actions undertaken with the express purpose of communicating an argument in a manner not communicated by the means listed above; or
    6. Online data or products which, regardless of the method of production, contribute to or constitute one or more of the above descriptions of artistic expression.
    7. Anything which is widely accepted as art in the member nation.
  2. HOWEVER, notwithstanding whether a particular action or communication satisfies clause 1, said action or communication is disqualified from being classed as ‘artistic expression’ if:
    1. The expression is illegal, violates an extant World Assembly resolution, or is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in the member nation; or
    2. The expression is directly utilised by the expresser with the purpose of contributing to criminal activity in other member nations; or
    3. The expression involves or causes damage to private or public property to which the expresser has no title; or
    4. The expression is trespassory to private property; or
    5. The expression infringes upon the exclusive rights of the original creator(s) of a piece of artistic expression, as conferred by national or international copyright law.

  3. EXPRESSLY STATES that, unless disqualified due to clause 2, forms of expression must not be disqualified from classification as ‘artistic expression’ simply for the subject matter it addresses.

  4. DECLARES that member nations shall not suppress artistic expression as defined by this Act.

  5. ESTABLISHES the Arts Trust Association, which shall:


    1. Organise and manage an annual art show, with the purpose of celebrating artistic expression, showcasing both local and international works of artistic expression.
    2. Process and assess member nations’ hosting bids, to determine which member nation(s) will hold the art show each year.
    3. Collect voluntary donations, and organise fundraisers for the purposes of funding.
    4. Oversee the transport of entries to events related to the annual art show.
    5. Seek alternative, localised arrangements with member nations to celebrate artistic expression, in the event that the art show cannot be hosted in a particular year.
    6. Award a small number of bursaries and scholarships yearly to students in member nations’ secondary and tertiary education facilities who exhibit extraordinary artistic skill.
    7. Have its skilled members regularly open their workspaces to the educational bodies of member nations, to engage visiting students and teachers with workshops.

  6. ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting events that are explicitly managed by the Arts Trust Association to organise and participate in smaller, localised events.

  7. URGES member nations to openly discuss issues which are highlighted by any form of artistic expression, to promote good governance.
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Postby Sierra Lyricalia » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:48 am

OOC: We could use a good E&C/Artistic resolution. Unfortunately this looks like it's drafted as a Human Rights or even Furtherment of Democracy resolution instead. Those two categories are concerned with the freedom of expression (which we also sort of already have, even if it doesn't mention art by name). In order to fit properly in your chosen category, you'll need to focus on promoting the arts - funding schools of painting/sculpture/music/etc., encouraging nations and their cultural institutions to throw festivals or have reduced- or free-admission museum days, creating a set of WA prizes for artistic merit, funding scholarship or loan forgiveness funds for students who agree to become public school art teachers. In other words, actually increasing member states' inhabitants' artistic expression.

As currently written, this is a HR (expression being protected for expression's sake) or FoD (expression being used to promote political goals) resolution. Given that GAR #30 talks about media, academics, and pretty much straightforward speech acts, I don't think this contradicts it so much as to make it illegal; but it's certainly in the wrong category.

Good luck!
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Postby The Anti-Social Socialists » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:40 am

I've given it another go (thank you for the clarification and direction, by the way). Admittedly, I rushed a little, but I was wanting to get the core ideas out before refining it through collective feedback.
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Postby Getherness » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:30 pm

"Some of the criteria in Section 2, are violated by the clause of Section 4. Considering that certain clauses within the second section are quite subjective and could be interpreted to outlaw something in-explicit (or not otherwise considered in violation of the terms of section two), as explicit or in violation of the section. Can art really be something governed? If so... is the bill proposing freeing artistic expression, or is it really limiting artistic expression?" says a man, weary from years of living.

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OOC: First of all, I suggest you leave your current draft visible and put the previous drafts in spoilers under it, or even in another post. That makes the current proposal easier to quote for detailed analysis. Also, at first glance I thought this proposal was abandoned, due to all the drafts being inside spoilers.

Now, according to your definition, posting "Opposed" in the at-vote thread would count as art. And composing or playing music wouldn't. I'm fairly sure that's not the intention.

I don't see the point of the art week (6.a.i. is especially confusing, and despite definitions defining oral expression as art, the art week seems to lack that), and I'd definitely avoid naming any dates or even months. There are RP nations with different lengths of year (I know I have one, and I also know it's not the only one :P), so "September" isn't necessarily an annual occurrence to all of them.

Also, organizing any such gathering at the expense of the WA would be a logistical nightmare simply due to the vast number of WA nations.

Additionally, what are "the pathways" mentioned in clause 9?

Overall, I'd shy away from "the arts", and simply go for "art" and "artistic expression". Keeps things more clear as to what's meant. And axe all the micromanagement of the art week contents.
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Postby The Anti-Social Socialists » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:44 am

I'll begin implementing feedback.

Araraukar wrote:OOC: First of all, I suggest you leave your current draft visible and put the previous drafts in spoilers under it, or even in another post. That makes the current proposal easier to quote for detailed analysis. Also, at first glance I thought this proposal was abandoned, due to all the drafts being inside spoilers.

Apologies. I'm not terribly familiar with all of the GA's conventions. I will be sure to implement the third draft with this in mind.
Now, according to your definition, posting "Opposed" in the at-vote thread would count as art. And composing or playing music wouldn't. I'm fairly sure that's not the intention.

Very true. It's difficult to prune more basic expressions from a broad 'art' definition. I'll try, though. On the note of the 'opposed' counting as 'artistic expression', wouldn't that be a convenient way to safeguard opposing views (despite not really providing any substantial argument)? As for music and composing, I will be sure to include it explicitly in the relevant clause.
I don't see the point of the art week (6.a.i. is especially confusing, and despite definitions defining oral expression as art, the art week seems to lack that), and I'd definitely avoid naming any dates or even months. There are RP nations with different lengths of year (I know I have one, and I also know it's not the only one :P), so "September" isn't necessarily an annual occurrence to all of them.

Perhaps a series of activities held whenever the organisation can co-ordinate it with a member nation? The art week in draft 2 was intended more as an international celebration of the arts, while the other activities were intent on more local promotion. I will change the explicit nature of the dates and months, though.
Also, organizing any such gathering at the expense of the WA would be a logistical nightmare simply due to the vast number of WA nations.

Noted. Should I even specify where it gets its funds from?
Additionally, what are "the pathways" mentioned in clause 9?

'Pathways' is my poor attempt at saying 'job opportunities', which I will now implement.
Overall, I'd shy away from "the arts", and simply go for "art" and "artistic expression". Keeps things more clear as to what's meant. And axe all the micromanagement of the art week contents.

Certainly. Thanks for your feedback!
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"You'll want to be careful here, Ambassador. Clauses 2(a) and (b) render many, many things no longer artistic expression. If I draw, paint, whatever, depicting drug use, and it's credited with inspiring an increase in drug use, suddenly that drawing is no longer 'artistic expression' because regardless of your Clause 3, I've still inspired people to break the law. If I make a groundbreaking film that inspires an underground movement to oust a dictator in a WA member state, that film is not 'artistic expression.'"

"Of course, these things are arguably protected under GA Resolution #30, but if you're seeking to expand on that resolution, in its current state this doesn't."
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Postby Grays Harbor » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 pm

Why do we need to have narrow definitions of what "Art" is, anyhow? What may be art in my country, for example, might be considered a fish wrapper in another. I personally don't see the purpose in this other than to impose one persons opinion on what art is on the entire multiverse.
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Postby The Anti-Social Socialists » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:28 am

Alrighty, I've had a go at modifying things a bit. Sorry for the delay.

Sierra Lyricalia wrote:"You'll want to be careful here, Ambassador. Clauses 2(a) and (b) render many, many things no longer artistic expression. If I draw, paint, whatever, depicting drug use, and it's credited with inspiring an increase in drug use, suddenly that drawing is no longer 'artistic expression' because regardless of your Clause 3, I've still inspired people to break the law. If I make a groundbreaking film that inspires an underground movement to oust a dictator in a WA member state, that film is not 'artistic expression.'"

"Of course, these things are arguably protected under GA Resolution #30, but if you're seeking to expand on that resolution, in its current state this doesn't."

Noted! I've tried to modify clauses 2(a) and (b) to make it much more difficult to dispel an expression as 'artistic expression' through links to criminal activity. The expresser must now maliciously promote criminal activity to satisfy 2(a) or 2(b).

Grays Harbor wrote:Why do we need to have narrow definitions of what "Art" is, anyhow? What may be art in my country, for example, might be considered a fish wrapper in another. I personally don't see the purpose in this other than to impose one persons opinion on what art is on the entire multiverse.

I've tried to be fairly broad in clause 1. However, your (very fair) feedback has been noted, and I have added clause 1(f), which should hopefully account for national perception(s) of art.
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OOC: I'll give you more detailed feedback tomorrow (aka after more than 2.5 hours of sleep per night), but all the subclauses in 5.a. should just die. That's the underpants micromanagement category. And the cutesy event names are just as cringe-worthy as they are in RL when events try to use them. :P
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Postby The Anti-Social Socialists » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:05 pm

Araraukar wrote:OOC: I'll give you more detailed feedback tomorrow (aka after more than 2.5 hours of sleep per night), but all the subclauses in 5.a. should just die. That's the underpants micromanagement category. And the cutesy event names are just as cringe-worthy as they are in RL when events try to use them. :P

Regarding the cutesy names... I am aware of the cringe factor. I've got to find some way to give you all a bit of a giggle, right? I eagerly await your detailed feedback.
Also, goddamn, 2.5 hours? What are you doing to yourself?
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Araraukar wrote:OOC: I'll give you more detailed feedback tomorrow (aka after more than 2.5 hours of sleep per night), but all the subclauses in 5.a. should just die. That's the underpants micromanagement category. And the cutesy event names are just as cringe-worthy as they are in RL when events try to use them. :P

Regarding the cutesy names... I am aware of the cringe factor. I've got to find some way to give you all a bit of a giggle, right? I eagerly await your detailed feedback.
Also, goddamn, 2.5 hours? What are you doing to yourself?

Just thinking about that sentence makes me want to go to bed early...
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Postby The Anti-Social Socialists » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:21 am

Just bumping this. If anybody has further feedback (other than the cringe-worthy event names, which I will fix), feel free to chime in.
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OOC: So why oh why is the event still there at all, cutesy/creepy names or not?
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The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and to a form of dialogue between a nation’s government and its people.


"I must admit, I fail to see how an artistic work can be considered a dialogue; a statement, perhaps, but certainly not a dialogue." Says Feren, brushing a mysterious coating of dust off his coat, "Unless, of course, one's Government makes a habit of producing works to counter those critical of it, at which point... I find that rather petty."

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:5. ESTABLISHES the Artisan’s Trust Association, which shall:


"The Imperium finds the use of the term 'artisan' here questionable, the term generally applies to craftspeople rather than simple artists."

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Organise and manage the annual Art-ravaganza events to celebrate artistic expression, including:


"An annual what? I apologize Ambassador, I believe there may be some form of difficulty with the translators; that is not a word."

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:The ‘Power to the People’ parades, showcasing the political side of expression, and encouraging eventgoers to develop their oration skills.


"The Imperium certainly objects to the idea of the World Assembly sponsoring an annual protest."

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Colour-pocalypse, a series of colourful activities in celebration of absolutely anything to do with artistic expression through ink, paint or colour in general.


"I- that doesn't mean anything. Is this intended to be named after a catastrophic event? In any case... The Imperium finds this clause quite vague, applying to any visual medium, including written forms and those works which display quite minimal color." Feren pauses briefly, "Is, that what is meant by 'Colour-pocalypse'? The annihilation of color?"

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:The Abstract, a massive display of wondrous crafts which neither fit, nor want to fit, into a category.


"If it does not meet the qualifications of art within this legislation, why would it be displayed at the... event, mandated by it?"

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Design Day, a festival celebrating and showcasing handmade material craftwork.


"What does this mean? Material Craftwork is... anything. Will the Imperium be allowed to display an Arcadia Battleship alongside a decorated chair?"

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Fashion Fest, a festival celebrating the creation and innovation of clothing and bodily craft.


"Ambassador, 'fest', is not a word. Additionally the term 'bodily craft' seems... unfortunate."

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Determine which member nation(s) will hold Art-ravaganza event(s) each year.


"There it is again! What does it mean?"

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Oversee the transport of entries from around the world to the Art-ravaganza events.


"Which world?"

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Have its skilled members regularly visit education facilities of member nations and engage the students and teachers with workshops.


"Certainly not. The Imperium is much better able to manage its educational system without the interference of foreign personnel."

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting Art-ravaganza events to organise and participate in smaller, localised events of a similar theme.


"Certainly not under that name!"

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:URGES member nations to openly engage with the issues raised by their citizens via artistic expression, to promote good governance.


"Meaning... what, exactly? This clause is simply incomprehensible."

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:ADDITIONALLY URGES the governments of member nations to consider funding and promoting the job opportunities available to artists, particularly in politics and worldwide communication.


"The Imperium will certainly not be raising up unqualified personnel to government positions, regardless of artistic merit.

In any case; this legislation is rather... lacking in quality, and comprehensibility. The Imperium will not support this legislation at this time, or, I believe, any further variations upon it."
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Postby The New California Republic » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:19 pm

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote: Art-ravaganza, The ‘Power to the People’ parades, Colour-pocalypse.

OOC: These event names are horrific. Against until they are changed.
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Postby The Anti-Social Socialists » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:00 pm

Thanks for your feedback everyone! You'll all be glad to know that the cringe (or the main manifestation of the cringe, at least) is gone. Member nations and the Arts Trust Association are not explicitly restricted in their planning of events for the annual art show.

Tinfect wrote:
The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:ASSERTS that free artistic expression contributes both to national culture and to a form of dialogue between a nation’s government and its people.


"I must admit, I fail to see how an artistic work can be considered a dialogue; a statement, perhaps, but certainly not a dialogue." Says Feren, brushing a mysterious coating of dust off his coat, "Unless, of course, one's Government makes a habit of producing works to counter those critical of it, at which point... I find that rather petty."

Attempted fix. I've instead placed emphasis on the potential access to new ideas it provides.

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:5. ESTABLISHES the Artisan’s Trust Association, which shall:


"The Imperium finds the use of the term 'artisan' here questionable, the term generally applies to craftspeople rather than simple artists."

Noted. It's now the 'Arts Trust Association'.

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Organise and manage the annual Art-ravaganza events to celebrate artistic expression, including:


"An annual what? I apologize Ambassador, I believe there may be some form of difficulty with the translators; that is not a word."

Cringe omitted. Apologies.
The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:The ‘Power to the People’ parades, showcasing the political side of expression, and encouraging eventgoers to develop their oration skills.


"The Imperium certainly objects to the idea of the World Assembly sponsoring an annual protest."

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Colour-pocalypse, a series of colourful activities in celebration of absolutely anything to do with artistic expression through ink, paint or colour in general.


"I- that doesn't mean anything. Is this intended to be named after a catastrophic event? In any case... The Imperium finds this clause quite vague, applying to any visual medium, including written forms and those works which display quite minimal color." Feren pauses briefly, "Is, that what is meant by 'Colour-pocalypse'? The annihilation of color?"

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:The Abstract, a massive display of wondrous crafts which neither fit, nor want to fit, into a category.


"If it does not meet the qualifications of art within this legislation, why would it be displayed at the... event, mandated by it?"

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Design Day, a festival celebrating and showcasing handmade material craftwork.


"What does this mean? Material Craftwork is... anything. Will the Imperium be allowed to display an Arcadia Battleship alongside a decorated chair?"

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Fashion Fest, a festival celebrating the creation and innovation of clothing and bodily craft.


"Ambassador, 'fest', is not a word. Additionally the term 'bodily craft' seems... unfortunate."

All gone. Nations and the ATA are now far less restricted in terms of the events they can plan, as long as it fits the purpose of the event.

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Determine which member nation(s) will hold Art-ravaganza event(s) each year.


"There it is again! What does it mean?"

Nothing anymore. ;)

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Oversee the transport of entries from around the world to the Art-ravaganza events.


"Which world?"

Ah, apologies. I didn't realise that the world was not something we should reference.
The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:Have its skilled members regularly visit education facilities of member nations and engage the students and teachers with workshops.


"Certainly not. The Imperium is much better able to manage its educational system without the interference of foreign personnel."

I agree. The emphasis has now been altered. The workshops are still a thing, but the member nations' educators and students must go to the ATA members if they wish to engage with workshops.

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:ENCOURAGES member nations which are not hosting Art-ravaganza events to organise and participate in smaller, localised events of a similar theme.


"Certainly not under that name!"

Dealt with.
The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:URGES member nations to openly engage with the issues raised by their citizens via artistic expression, to promote good governance.


"Meaning... what, exactly? This clause is simply incomprehensible."

I've tried to clean it up a bit. It's really only there to encourage the government to look beyond formal verbal communication to address national issues.
The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:ADDITIONALLY URGES the governments of member nations to consider funding and promoting the job opportunities available to artists, particularly in politics and worldwide communication.


"The Imperium will certainly not be raising up unqualified personnel to government positions, regardless of artistic merit.

In any case; this legislation is rather... lacking in quality, and comprehensibility. The Imperium will not support this legislation at this time, or, I believe, any further variations upon it."

Fair enough. Thanks for the feedback, though!
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"The "Asserts" "Aiming" and "Believing" clauses are missing a separating line break."
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Kenmoria wrote:"The "Asserts" "Aiming" and "Believing" clauses are missing a separating line break."

Ah, silly me! Fixed!
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Postby He Qixin 2 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:33 am

OOC: This is a literal masterpiece (pun unintended).

However, I still have one clarification.

Because artistic expressions are very broad and not limited to what you said, this proposal could be a duplication of two existing resolutions, namely World Assembly Resolution #30 Freedom of Expression and World Assembly Resolution #155 Freedom of the Press. Are you literally meaning "art" as in "ARTistic"?

If yes, you might want to add such a clause into your proposal.

Otherwise, it's all good. I believe you can submit this proposal soon!
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The Anti-Social Socialists
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Postby The Anti-Social Socialists » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:30 am

He Qixin 2 wrote:OOC: This is a literal masterpiece (pun unintended).

Aw, thanks! Your input and unintentional pun are greatly appreciated!

However, I still have one clarification.

Because artistic expressions are very broad and not limited to what you said, this proposal could be a duplication of two existing resolutions, namely World Assembly Resolution #30 Freedom of Expression and World Assembly Resolution #155 Freedom of the Press. Are you literally meaning "art" as in "ARTistic"?

If yes, you might want to add such a clause into your proposal.

This is an excellent point, particularly with regard to WA Resolution #30. I'll try to think up a way to properly emphasise the need for an ARTistic element in the expression that the Act protects, if only to help properly distinguish it from (the admittedly very similar) Resolution #30.

Otherwise, it's all good. I believe you can submit this proposal soon!

I'll hold off for maybe another week, in case more feedback comes in. Again, your support and feedback are greatly appreciated!
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Postby Separatist Peoples » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:36 am

The Anti-Social Socialists wrote:
He Qixin 2 wrote:
I'll hold off for maybe another week, in case more feedback comes in. Again, your support and feedback are greatly appreciated!

OOC: I would not listen to He Quixin's advice about submission. That player lacks the experience to know when submission is appropriate.

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Postby Araraukar » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:55 am

Separatist Peoples wrote:OOC: I would not listen to He Quixin's advice about submission. That player lacks the experience to know when submission is appropriate.

OOC: I thought as much, but still, waiting for more comments is rarely the bad move.

Definition 1.c. still means that putting a video of a musical performance (or, say, a music video) online would not count as art. Which sounds very weird.
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Postby Edreland » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:42 pm

"A commendable effort. I find the definition of art in clause 1(b) troubling, though. To my understanding, this definition, coupled with Section 4, would prevent national law enforcement from cracking down on those prohibited from public speechmaking."
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Postby Essu Beti » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:16 pm

"What about video games?" asks Iksana, mostly to be contrary. "Or music that isn't performed, but is instead computer-made and then released to the uncaring internet? And why are you considering debates to be art? Or incomprehensible, rambling blogposts about what you ate that day? Or if I go on a rant about the maintenance gnomes to all of the patrons in the Stranger's Bar? I'd probably be defenestrated two sentences in, in the latter case. Would my defenestration be considered art?"
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