Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Orphan Works Legislation is back and bad!

from the SCADATLILLU blog

Our beloved representatives in Wa
shington have in front of them a rancid piece of legislation that could shake the Creative world to the core. All us who create images must educate ourselves to the law as it pertains to our business and our livelihood. Brad Holland and the Illustrators Partnership have struggled mightily over the last few years to safeguard our creative work, but Congress is about to yank the rug out from under us all unless we quickly come together and demand our rights as the rightful owners of our own creations.
This article sums up what's going on, as well as this radio interview with Brad Holland so please take the time to read it and call or write your congressional representatives and let them know how bad this legislation is.

Go here to download sample letters to congress, bullet point letters, and a list of lawmakers to e-mail them to. The more proactive we all are in this, the more likely we are to be heard. Our futures as artists and illustrators depends on it.

If you are a resident of GA here are direct links to the email web forms for Senators:
Saxby Chambliss
Johnny Isakson

If you are a resident of another state find your senators contact page here.

Use the sample letters linked from this post to the IPA, add to them to them or write your own.
Do it now while you are here. It will only take 5 min.


No comments: