Hi Guys, this week has seen a incredible amount of activity in the on-going saga of the Orphan Works Bill. I have just received another post from the Illustrator’s Partnership of America, just now, which looks as though our worst fears are imminent, so I figured I would again post this up here for you guys to see so you can all do your bit.
FROM THE ILLUSTRATORS' PARTNERSHIP
THE HOUSE ORPHAN WORKS BILL (H.R. 5889)
IS MOVING IN THE HOUSE NOW
Phone, fax, email these Congressman immediately:
DELAHUNT: Phone (202) 225 3111 Fax (202) 225-5658
Phone: (617) 770-3700 Fax: (617) 770-2984
CONYERS: Phone: (202) 225-5126 Fax: (202) 225-0072
Phone: (313) 961-5670 Fax: (313) 226-2085
NADLER: Phone: (202) 225-5635 Fax: (202) 225-6923
Phone: (212) 367-7350 Fax: (212) 367-7356
BERMAN: Phone: (202) 225-4695 Fax: (202) 225-3196
Phone: (818) 994-7200 Fax: (818) 994-1050
EXPRESS YOUR OUTRAGE AT THE WAY THIS IS BEING DONE
We've been getting assurances all day that the bill was "dead for this year."
TELL THEM NOT TO PASS THIS ANTI-COPYRIGHT LAW
* UNDER COVER OF NIGHT
* UNDER COVER OF ECONOMIC CRISIS
* UNDER COVER OF ANOTHER TELEVISED DEBATE
TELL THEM THIS IS AN OUTRAGEOUS WAY TO RE-WRITE THE COPYRIGHT LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES
Brad Holland and Cynthia Turner, for the Board of the Illustrators' Partnership
Please post or forward this message immediately to any interested party.
For news and information:
Illustrators' Partnership Orphan Works Blog: http://ipaorphanworks.blogspot.com/
Over 75 organizations oppose this bill, representing over half a million creators. Illustrators, photographers, fine artists, songwriters, musicians, and countless licensing firms all believe this bill will harm their small businesses.
U.S. Creators and the image-making public can email Congress through the Capwiz site: http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/home/
2 minutes is all it takes to tell the U.S. Congress to uphold copyright protection for the world's artists.
INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS please fax these 4 U.S. State Agencies and appeal to your home representatives for intervention. http://www.illustratorspartnership.org/01_topics/article.php?searchterm=00267
CALL CONGRESS: 1-800-828-0498. Tell the U.S. Capitol Switchboard Operator "I would like to leave a message for Congressperson __________ that I oppose the Orphan Works Act." The switchboard operator will patch you through to the lawmaker's office and often take a message, which also gets passed on, to the lawmaker. Once you're put through tell your Representative the message again.
If you received our mail as a forwarded message, and wish to be added to our mailing list, email us at: email@example.com
Place "Add Name" in the subject line, and provide your name and the email address you want used in the message area.
STOP THE U.S. ORPHAN WORKS ACT NOW.
Please post or forward this email to any interested party.
If I hear more I’ll let you guys know.
Until next time have fun!
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