Monday, May 19, 2008

Orphan Works Act, Act Now

[From the Illustrators' Partnership of America]

Call to Action:

Last Thursday the Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed their Orphan Works Act. It is now headed for the full Senate.

If you’ve written before, now’s the time to write again.
. Urge your senator to oppose this bill.

Because it has been negotiated behind closed doors, introduced on short notice and fast-tracked for imminent passage without open hearings, ask that this bill not be passed until it can be exposed to an open, informed and transparent public debate.

We’ve drafted a special letter for this purpose.

Contact your Senator in opposition to S.2913 NOW

The House Judiciary Committee is considering H.R. 5889, the companion bill now. Please write them again:

Contact your Congressman in opposition to H.R. 5889 NOW

2 minutes is all it takes to write your senator and representatives and fight for your copyrights. Over 68,000 e-mail messages have been sent so far.

Don't Let Congress Orphan Your Work.


Jim Di Bartolo said...

Thanks Irene! My wife (also an illustrator as well as a designer and author) and I both just signed and sent letters. Thanks for bringing this to our attention!


Kendall said...

The link for the House boilerplate-e-mail-by-ZIP-code page has extra characters: %3C before the link URL and %3E after it.

Irene Gallo said...

Thanks - I think I fixed it now.

ces said... made me aware of this bill - I sent a round of letters a week or so ago. Time to send another round!

Bjorn Nelissen said...

Is there a way peope from outside the US can participate in actions like these? Because this does not only affect American artists....

Tigana said...

Done! Thanks for the heads-up.

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