Orphan Works Act Opposition Grows
I thought we all needed a little Shimmering Joy in dealing with life’s realities – such as the Orphan Works Act. Â Clearly this bill started out with good intentions of allowing, for instance, museums to photograph their collections … it has turned into a monster Â that wants artists’ right to be fairly caput!! Â The breadth of creative types against this is amazing!! Please once again take 2 minutes to take action.
Shimmering Joy, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
FROM THE ILLUSTRATORS’ PARTNERSHIP
Over 100,000 letters have gone out to Senators and Congressmen from our CapWiz site.
Opposition to the Orphan Works Act continues to grow.Â
Here are some of organizations who oppose it:
And here are some of the excellent position papers written by some of these groups:
NUJ condemns “free for all” US Orphan Works legislation
The American Association of Independent Music
A2IM Position on the Proposed Orphan Works Legislation in the United States
Association of Medical Illustrators Denounces ‘Orphan Works’ Bills Before Congress
Two Cartoon-Group Presidents Slam Possible ‘Orphan Works’ Legislation
The Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications
Orphan Works Update: The Orphan Works Debate in the US
Advertising Photographers of AmericaÂ
APA Position Paper on Orphan Works
Don’t Let Congress Orphan Your Work
2 minutes is all it takes to write Congress and fight for your copyright:Â
Please forward this message in its entirety to every artist you know.
~ Diane Clancy
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Thank you for your vigilance. The other day I was going to delete a photo in a blog post and then thought – I canno tjujst erase the textg here – I nbeed to delete the image by deleting the entire blog post.
I notice that now blog options keep photos as a preference when posts are deleted. Mining images?
Diane, thank you for continuing to take your time to keep us up-to-date on this issue. I am amazed to see so many united against this bill.
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