Friday, May 9, 2008, 01:50 PM - New images - Posted by AdministratorGo here to sign the petition:
http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnersh ... d=11303956
Here is more about the bill in an article on AWN:
http://mag.awn.com/index.php?ltype=Colu ... amp;page=1
"Dear Artist Friends,
I received this information on artists copyrights from another artist. This is about a bill composed in committee to go before Congress which will in effect strip all artist’s rights that they have enjoyed since 1976. Instead of the artist having an automatic copyright as soon as he/she creates something, it will require registering the copyright with companies who will make tons of money from the artists. Works not officially registered will be considered “orphans” which will allow companies and individuals to use them in any way they like without fear of being sued. The law will protect the infringers rather than the infringed. All artists need to familiarize themselves with this unfair bill and protest to their representatives in Congress.
Please click the link below to learn about this proposed change. Pass this information along to fellow artists. We need to protect our rights. Sincerely, Jack Ragland"
And here is more clarification on the Illustrators partnership website:
http://www.illustratorspartnership.org/ ... term=00264