Orphan Works Bill Update
Ths is a link to sign a petition against this act;
Everyone everywhere on the planet many sign this petition – I hope all of you who haven’t will do it now. Below is another great link – but I want to make sure I give everyone something the can do to help! There is another international link below also.
Nature Reflections VI, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
This is a fantastic link!!! For people in the US this link gives you lots of options!! (http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/home/) – you use their letters or personalize them – there are lots of versions – for supporters of artists, different kinds of artists – it is great!! Please take a couple (literally) of minutes
Here is a link to let people outside the US do more. (http://www.illustratorspartnership.org/01_topics/article.php?searchterm=00267) … it deos not look quite as easy, but I hope you will go do it. Thank you!!
Here is the latest from the Illustrators’ Partnership
FROM THE ILLUSTRATORS’ PARTNERSHIP
Since yesterday (May 7th), over 31, 000 letters have gone out from our
Orphan Works advocacy site.
Q: What can we do next?
1. Write the House Judiciary Committee. We’ve set up a special alert to
contact members of this important committee.
Go to our Take Action/Alert site:
Look for the sample letter labeled “Contact House Judiciary Committee
NOW” and send it.
If your Representative is not a member of the House Judiciary Committee,
this will send him a message asking him to contact his colleagues on
that Committee on your behalf, urging them to oppose the bill.
2. Ask for support from family and friends:
Please ask your friends and family (5 to 10 others) who support your
creative work to also go to the site. They can follow the instructions
to easily send a message of opposition to this reckless bill. Look for
the sample letter labeled “For Supporters of Visual Artists – Wrong to
Weaken Copyright Law” and send it.
3. Spread the word to the public: Photosharing on Web will now be at risk:
Please alert your friends who post photos to the web their personal
property will be at risk. Look for the sample letter labeled “For the
Image-Making Public – Protect Personal Property”and send it.
For more information about the Orphan Works Act of 2008:
IPA Statement to House Subcommittee March 20, 2008:
IPA Senate Mark-up Comments April 30, 2008:
Geneva/ May 7, 2008 Orphan Works Bill Catches Global Attention/
MP3 Interview: http://www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com/orphan.html
All ammendments are listed here:
Please post this message or forward it to any interested party. You can post or copy and or all of this post.
I think this is sort of a cool painting because you can see so far into – so deep – the image. Obviously it is a variation of the last few. I am very tired today. I had planned a nice relaxing day today where I could rest and catch up … and the discouraging work I was doing a few days ago got reactivated this morning. Which is fine. But I got notified that I needed to overnight printouts – that I did not have printed yet. I understand why and it was an excellent strategy – but just implemented at the last minute. And I understand why. But the post office and Fedex place closed in about 30 – 60 minutes … so I needed to go into hypermode. And now I am pretty, pretty sick. There is a reason I do everything pretty much early – I don’t function well that other way. So I am exhausted and needing to rest. Please tell me how you are.
~ Diane Clancy
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Thanks Diane – I see you have been doing your homework. Thanks for all the updates and keeping us on top of this.
Good work – Pam
Diane, you are not being careful enough with yourself and are over performing at the cost of your health. I wish you would be more careful. I was wondering were all this energy was coming from and now I see where it has led you. I feel like I need to be a very cranky old nurse or something with you before you will take good care of you!
Please be good and get some help, don’t out perform! You are doing too much!
I echo my dear friend. take care. You have only one body and you have to look after it. You are still in the convalescent stage and keep going into over-drive.
How are we? Worried about our gentle friend.
Very nice work and Blog.
By the way I’ve signed the petition, I think we all should.