Dear Friends, Colleagues, Acquaintances, and Random Recipients of this e-mail,
Please help protect your rights â€“ take 30 seconds to click the link below, sign the e-petition and e-mail it to everyone in your address book. It be great, if you could write a brief personal note to your friends and colleagues as to its importance. Please post it in relevant places as well.
Click >> http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Stop2913/ < < Click
PS. I emailed, faxed and called my Members of Congress (MOC) to ask them to vote no on both the House of Representatives bill (hr.5889) and the Senate bill (s.2913), I urge you to do the same.
You can use the following web sites for pre-written letters and information to contact you Member of Congress. You can also write your own letter.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE USE THESE Links……..
A Million People Against The Orphan Works Bill
Good Blog and Groups opposing the Bill
Intellectual Property Lawyer’s Blog (bottom of this entry has good information related to traditional art, folk art, Native American art, African art, etc.)
NYT Op-ED (I disagree with his suggestion of there being a 14 year grace period before having to register. I feel there should be no registration of any type)
Google and Orphan works (please give this one a quick read ;) and post the cliff notes)
Letter for International Artist (has good information related to art)
Summary of Bill
Founder and Person in Charge
Never hold your tears in. Never say don’t cry. Never distract another person from crying.
Sitting and listening to your heart is beneficial.
2008-06-13 02:34:29 UTC
Jun 16 2008