Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Orphan Works petition

Hi everyone,

The email below will be self-explanatory. There is an important issue facing us as artists, related to the copyrights of our works, which corporations wish to control and take at our expense. You could lose ownership of the art you create. We must put a stop to this immediately unless you wish to see others owning and plagiarizing your art.

This is too important to ignore please participate and forward to your others.

Congress is rushing these bills through to a floor vote. The House will start marking up their version of the bill at 2:00 today; the Senate will do so tomorrow. To try to stop this bill, we first need to slow down the race to get it passed.


Take Action: Don't Let Congress Orphan Our Work

We've set up an online site for visual artists to e-mail their Senators and Representatives with one click.

This site is open to professional artists, photographers and any member of the image-making public.

We've provided sample letters from individuals representing different sectors of the visual arts.

If you're opposed to the Orphan Works act, this site is yours to use.

For international artists and our colleagues overseas, we've provided a special link, with a sample letter and instructions as to whom to write.

2 minutes is all it takes to write Congress and protect your copyright:

Please forward this message to every artist you know.



Blogger Sam I Am said...

This is crazy!! I've sent this forward to all my friends in the art community. And I've already sent my letters to my senators.

Rally everybody!

Great info Brian.

5:08 AM  
Blogger samax said...

i been working this for a while.
people insist these guys are exaggerating, but i don't believe in taking chances!

4:14 AM  
Blogger Mr.Magoo said...

Yeah I've heard that too but that's how counter intelligence works. With the track record that this country has I'm willing to err on the side of caution.

2:12 PM  
Blogger Trauma Vinyl said...

Amen to that. Artist tend to be lazy about this stuff but I've been preaching like Sharpton at a protest.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Trauma Vinyl said...

Oh and Brian... GET YOUR ADDRESS OFF THE INTERNET HOMIE!!!!!! That's not good man.

7:12 AM  

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