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GordMacDonald
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:34 pm     Reply with quote
I have copied and pasted the below from

http://www.imaginismstudios.com/blog.html

Important for all of us!





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IMPORTANT MATTER FOR ARTISTS - we must take action today! Do not lose ownership of your art!
Please post this in your blog! Very important.

I read this on Conceptart.org!
IMPORTANT MATTER FOR ARTISTS - we must take action today! Do not lose ownership of your art!

Hi everyone,

The text below will be self-explanatory. There is an important issue facing us as artists, related to the copyrights of our works, which corporations wish to control and take at our expense, We must put a stop to this immediately unless you wish to see others owning and plagiarizing your art.


This is too important to ignore please participate and forward to your others.

http://www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com/orphan/orphan_works_information.mp3

http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=609199
http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=121132
House version:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-5889

Senate version:
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-2913
Congress is rushing these bills through to a floor vote. The House will start marking up their version of the bill at 2:00 today; the Senate will do so tomorrow. To try to stop this bill, we first need to slow down the race to get it passed.

FROM THE ILLUSTRATORS' PARTNERSHIP

Take Action: Don't Let Congress Orphan Our Work

We've set up an online site for visual artists to e-mail their Senators and Representatives with one click.

This site is open to professional artists, photographers and any member of the image-making public.

We've provided sample letters from individuals representing different sectors of the visual arts.

If you're opposed to the Orphan Works act, this site is yours to use.

For international artists and our colleagues overseas, we've provided a special link, with a sample letter and instructions as to whom to write.


2 minutes is all it takes to write Congress and protect your copyright:
http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/home/

For international people like myself, you can help by participating HERE

Please forward this message to every artist you know.[url][/url]
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Sumaleth
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 5:01 pm     Reply with quote
Here's one we prepared earlier:

http://forums.sijun.com/viewtopic.php?t=42012
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 2:46 pm     Reply with quote
i hear its all a rumour anyway
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 11:25 am     Reply with quote
B0b wrote:
i hear its all a rumour anyway


Yeah. I don't think it'll be as bad as it's made out to be. I didn't click the links in this post, but there was one article about the bill that made it seem really bad, but then again, there was an article about it saying the before mentioned article was a scam or something because of the horrible grammar and whatnot. Confused
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