Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Orphan Works Act -- If You Needed Convincing --

Geez louise this is angry blog-post day.

If you STILL need convincing as to why the upcoming Orphan Works Act of 2006 would ROB YOU of YOUR VERY OWN Copyright to the very work you as an artist create --

let me direct you to the Testimony of Illustrator Michiko Stehrenberger, whose artwork was deliberately stolen by a tobacco company for use in their advertising.

This should scare you:

Her work was stolen via her SENDING OUT A PROMO PIECE which the company then scanned in, removed all identifying information and didn't intend to compensate her for until she took them to court.

It cost her almost $100, 000 to defend her right to her own work.

Related Links:

I Wrote My Senators re: Orphan Works Act
Orphan Works Act Update

Dump The Orphan Works Act of 2006

Your Senators and Rep

Our Nashville Senators and Rep

The Orphan Works Act Infringes On Your Copyright!

Orphan Works Bill: Worry about Art Copyrights

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