I was catching up on my blog reading briefly this morning and happened to catch a brief entry on Lawrence Lessig’s blog about an online petition he felt compelled to sign: “Against the Orphan Works Act of 2008“. As many of you may know Mr. Lessig has been vocal in his opposition to the current form of the Orphans Work Legislation now being reviewed in Washington D.C. His op-ed piece in the New York Times “Little Orphan Artwork” was dead on and is worth reading if you’re unfamiliar with it.
For those that create work (inclusive of photography, video, written work, etc.) protected by U.S. Copyright law I also highly recommend making use of the forms to email your opposition to the Orphans Work Legislation to your Congressperson and Senator:
Take Action: Donâ€™t Let Congress Orphan Your Work
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