Friday, September 26, 2008

STOP THE PASSAGE OF THE ORPHAN WORKS BILL!

Here is a message that the Senate has passed the Orphan Works Bill. I followed the easy steps listed below to send a message to my congress person. You don't even need to know who that is. You put in your address and the proper person is sent the letter. Just click on the title of this blog and it will take you to the link. We artists have to band together. This bill is a very bad piece of legislation for us.


FROM THE ILLUSTRATORS' PARTNERSHIP

Orphan Works: Risking Our Nation's Copyright Wealth

The Senate has just passed their version of the Orphan Works Bill

Now we must try to stop the House Judiciary Committee from folding their bill and adopting the Senate version.

We've supplied a special letter for this purpose.

PLEASE EMAIL CONGRESS TONIGHT.

USE THIS LINK
http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/issues/alert/?alertid=11980321

-Brad Holland and Cynthia Turner, for the Board of the Illustrators' Partnership
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For ongoing developments, go to the Illustrators' Partnership Orphan Works blog: http://ipaorphanworks.blogspot.com/

Over 70 organizations are united in opposing this bill in its current form. Illustrators, photographers, fine artists, songwriters, musicians, and countless licensing firms all believe this bill will harm their small businesses.

The Capwiz site is open to professional creators and any member of the image-making public. Sample letters have been provided. International artists will find a special link, with a sample letter and instructions as to whom to write.

If you received our mail as a forwarded message, and wish to be added to our mailing list, email us at: illustratorspartnership@cnymail.com Place "Add Name" in the subject line, and provide your name and the email address you want used in the message area.

Please post or forward this message in its entirety to any interested party.

1 comment:

RHCarpenter said...

I got this message, too, Myrna. We have to make this a priority NOW for artists or this will be sent through, signed, and there will be nothing we can do about it.

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