Harry S. Parker III
Director of Museums
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
233 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94108-5003
writing to submit my first statement of services as General Counsel
of the Art Museum Image Consortium. With only six weeks "on the job,"
I also can report that my enthusiasm for the project has only grown
probably know, I have been working on a number of projects, all of which
are aimed at making sure that AMICO is on a firm legal foundation. Even
as I write, the Executive Committee is reviewing the draft Articles
of Incorporation for AMICO and, with any luck, I should be able to file
them in the District of Columbia in the near future. I am presently
drafting the Bylaws for the organization, with a view toward adoption
by the Board of Directors at its June meeting.
closely with David and Jennifer, I have been able to make significant
progress in the review and drafting of contracts and licenses for AMICO.
I reviewed and approved the Research Libraries Group Distribution Agreement
(with only minor changes) and prepared first drafts of the AMICO Membership
Agreement and the AMICO University License.
AMICO at the American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA)
Annual Course of Study on Legal Problems of Museum Administration in
Chicago (which provided a useful update on electronic rights issues
for museums and a good opportunity to chat with AMICOs and other museum
counsel). As a result of the meeting, I was invited to represent AMICO
as part of a working group of museum attorneys working on digital rights
issues, with negotiating standard terms for artists' agreements as a
high priority. Finally, in my role as a Goodwill Ambassador for AMICO,
I have been a strong advocate of the project to the Mellon and Knight
General Counsel, AMICO
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