Ramaniscence Posted May 12, 2008 Report Share Posted May 12, 2008 If this belongs in the PPR forum then, by all means, move it, however I'm posting this HERE because, essentially this effects a lot of the people who post here. (I searched and I didn't find anything about this here yet, either). ESSENTIALLY, and I know it DOES apply to traditional and digital artwork posted on the internet, whether it also applies to music, I'm not sure as I haven't read the entire act, however either way it's a really important issue. Essentially the act would change the way the orphan works laws work to where every art piece you make would HAVE to be registered with at least 3 companies as copywritten and on record, otherwise anyone else can come along and use your work for profit. Here's the large posted from CGTalk: UPDATE! (thanks Tatiana): The short version: If you oppose Orphan Works legislation, you need to email the House Judiciary Committee now. >>>Click here to be taken to the page which will allow you to email the House Judiciary Committee<<< The longer version: From the Illustrators Partnership: "H.R. 5889 (the Orphan Works bill in the House) unanimously sailed through the House IP Subcommittee yesterday" /UPDATED MESSAGE ________________________________________ The information below is from 5/7/08: I don't know where this image came from; therefore, it's mine. IF YOU WANT TO OPPOSE ORPHAN WORKS, CLICK HERE: >>>http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/home/<<< The Illustrators Partnership, the Artists' Rights group which has been working to oppose the Orphan Works 2008 legislation, has made it easy for people to email Congress voicing opposition to the bills that are currently before the U.S. Congress. It can't be easier to voice opposition to Orphan Works 2008 legislation. You can voice opposition even if you do not live in the U.S. (see below). If you oppose this legislation, then express it by selecting a sample letter and sending it to Congress - it's exceedingly easy. From the site set up by the Illustrators Partnership: The Illustrators Partnership sent out this latest email to its subscribers: Related Links: Orphan Works - Wikipedia Article (thanks Segvoia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan_works The Berne Convention (thanks Segvoia):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_..._Artistic_Works To read more about how Orphan Works legislation affects artists, read these pages provided by the Illustrators Partnership: The Orphan Works Act of 2008 - Bill # H.R.5889 The Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008 - Bill # S.2913 You can keep track of the bills progress via these links: (thanks Howitzer) S. 2913 H.R. 5889 Discussion threads (the most recent is first): 2008 Orphan Works Bill Introduced to US House & Senate (Artist Copyrights) Artist's Rights in Jeopardy MOD EDIT: (Orphan Works Bill) Mind Your Business: You Will Lose All The Rights to Your Own Art Article and Video by Lawrence Lessig (this video was created before the Orphan Works 2008 legislation was released): Copyright Policy: Orphan Works Reform Illustrators Partnership ORPHAN WORKS RESOURCE PAGE FOR ARTISTS Stay abreast of developments in Orphan Works legislation by subscribing to the Illustrators Partnership email list: email@example.com Facebook Group (spread the word): Oppose Orphan Works 2008 Legislation - Protect Your Rights as an Artist! Contact Traditional Media and News Outlets: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpost.php?p=5140614&postcount=125 ______________________________________________ The long and short of it: IF YOU WANT TO OPPOSE ORPHAN WORKS, CLICK HERE: >>>http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/home/<<< IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST OUTSIDE THE U.S. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO OPPOSE ORPHAN WORKS: >>>http://www.illustratorspartnership....earchterm=00267<<< *Please note that simply clicking on these links does not automatically voice support. These links will take you to form letters which you can select and fill out with your information, then send via email, fax, or snail mail. (Fax is preferred as snail mail may be delayed). Reading these form letters is a way to understand some of the concerns that we as U.S. and International artists may have regarding Orphan Works legislation. ______________________________________________ Incidentally, it should be noted that you don't have to send Congress a form email or fax. You can of course write your own email or fax and send that as well. The Illustrators Partnership has provided the link to find your local representative in Congress here: http://www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com/orphan.html ___ This message reflects my individual views and are not representative of the CGSociety. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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