Illustration FridayÂ has a challenge every week. This week isÂ Primitive. I hope you like this primitive, untouched area … this is where all the bubbles actually are born … it is top secret to protect this pristine bubble nest. Â Illustration Friday is a great way to showcase your work and a wonderful opportunity to meet lots of wonderful people! I encourage you to check it out! Lots of fun people and paintings!
Primitive, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
Primitive is sometimes used
As a putdown
But I don’t know why
I love naive art
Also called primitive
This sophisticated stealing
From artists (see below)
Is a real problem -Â
Please read and then write!!
TO ALL ARTISTS AND ALL SUPPORTERS OF CREATIVE WORK: Â Our work is at risk of being stolen …. Â legally!! Â Here is the article with the details Mark SImon and Orphan Works Act. Quoting from the article … “This is not just about professionals…it will cover amateurs, hobbyists, your grandmother’s hand made quilts…even family photos posted on the internet will be fair game to be “orphan images” and swiped up and used by companies WITHOUT YOUR OKAY.”
They want a sophisticated registration system where … Â “These registries are companies that you would be forced to pay in order to register every single image, photo, sketch or creative work.” …. Â “With the tens of millions of photos and pieces of artwork created each year, the bounty for forcing everyone to pay a registration fee would be enormous. We lose our rights and our creations, and someone else makes money at our expense.”
These are just highlights … please go and read the whole article and contact the appropriate people. Â They are also considering this in Europe. Â Out rights would be lost so that big business can use our art as theirs!!
“Two proponents of this new legislation are Corbis and Getty Images. They are large stock photo and stock art companies. They sell art and photos inexpensively and are trying to build giant royalty-free databases. Do you see how they could benefit from considering most works of art in the world orphans? Do you know who owns Corbis? Bill Gates. He doesn’t do anything unless it can make a huge amount of money. Helping you lose the copyright to your art is big business for Gates.”
~ Diane Clancy