Orphan Works Update. Take action!
Let's continue to take action! Regardless of where we stand on other issues, this is the issue that will affect all of us.
Since yesterday, 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: http://www.illustratorspartnership.org/ow_docs
Geneva/ May 7, 2008 Orphan Works Bill Catches Global Attention/ Intellectual Property Watch:
MP3 Interview: http://www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com/orphan.html