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Orphan Works Act and WHAT YOU CAN DO!! — 8 Comments

  1. I will certainly sign this petition as I have seen some lovely works during the course of blogging and it is not fair that other people could be stealing them and using them to make money.

    I have thought about this sort of thing when going on You Tube. There are whole clips of films and TV shows which I have watched on You Tube, which meant that I had no need to go out and actually buy the film, thereby depriving the creators of their dues, I suppose. I am quite into Ricky Gervais ‘Extras’, very funny, and have probably seen virtually the whole series on You Tube, without having to buy it, so I can hardly talk!

    I think it would be very difficult to police this sort of thing as the internet is so complex and far reaching but I will certainly sign the petition.

  2. I am sorry, Diane, my cup runneth over at the moment with my own troubles and I can’t seem to get my mind wrapped around it. I am sure this is very important and I hope it receives all the support it needs.

    I just want to say hi! because I have not been around for a while and I hope you are doing well. I like your digital image and I have been playing around myself some too.

    Big hug,

  3. It certainly is a very complex issue, I also watch all sorts of stuff on You Tube and am so glad to find old video and film of the people I like – but true that they are, as a result, not getting any profit from my interest.
    In some cases, like multi-millionaire singers and artists, i feel – so what? I wouldn’t be buying their stuff anyway, so no loss, but then again, for people who want to make their living that way this is dreadful.
    My problem is I have double standards, i guess. I object to large companies stealing images to use for their own purposes when they could so easily afford to pay the artist – yet I feel a lot of art is over-priced for the ordinary person and I want everyone to be able to have access to art. Getting coverage on the net does also help artists to get known and may help their careers… so it is all very muddled in my head.
    I think the core issue here though is that companies are using stolen material to make a profit and to save themselves money and may also be putting people who work in commercial art and the advertising industry out of work.
    Enough of my confused ranting. So glad you are getting stronger by the day and love that artwork. Keep on keeping on.

  4. This is very serious…I think I am developping a new phobia!! Seriously, I will explore it…Would you mind if I post about it too? HugsXXXXXX Neda

  5. This is outrageous! I work MY fingers to the bone to make my art. The LAST thing I want is for someone else to profit from it without me in the equation. I’m going to go and sign the petition and link to it in my blog. Thank you, Diane, for posting this!


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