This Orphan Acts Bill is still alive but not totally passed … so it is important that everyone (all US residents) take a moment’s time and send these letters again to Congress. Â I have been getting so much discouraged email from artists who are worried about out work and who can steal it. Â Please take the time and send the letters!! Thank you!
Morning Star, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
FROM THE ILLUSTRATORS’ PARTNERSHIP
Call to Action
Last Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed their Orphan Works Act.Â
It is now headed for the full Senate.
If you’ve written before, now’s the time to write again.
Urge your senator to oppose this bill.Â
Because it has been negotiated behind closed doors, introduced on short notice and fast-tracked for imminent passage without open hearings, ask that this bill not be passed until it can be exposed to an open, informed and transparent public debate.
We’ve drafted a special letter for this purpose.
You can deep link to it here:
The House Judiciary Committee is considering H.R. 5889, the companion bill now. Please write them again:
2 minutes is all it takes to write your senator and representatives and fight for your copyrights. Over 68,000 e-mail messages have been sent so far.
Don’t Let Congress Orphan Your Work
Please forward this message to every artist you know.
If you received our mail as a forwarded message, and wish to be added to our mailing list, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ
Place “Add Name” in the subject line, and provide your name and the email address you want used in the message area.Â
~ Diane Clancy