Thursday, May 08, 2008

More options


Since yesterday, over 31, 000 letters have gone out from our Orphan Works advocacy site.

Q: What can we do next?

1. Write the House Judiciary Committee. We’ve set up a special alert to contact members of this important committee.

Go to our Take Action/Alert site:
Look for the sample letter labeled "Contact House Judiciary Committee NOW" and send it.

If your Representative is not a member of the House Judiciary Committee, this will send him a message asking him to contact his colleagues on that Committee on your behalf, urging them to oppose the bill.

2. Ask for support from family and friends:

Please ask your friends and family (5 to 10 others) who support your creative work to also go to the site.
They can follow the instructions to easily send a message of opposition to this reckless bill.
Look for the sample letter labeled "For Supporters of Visual Artists - Wrong to Weaken
Copyright Law" and send it.

3. Spread the word to the public: Photosharing on Web will now be at risk:

Please alert your friends who post photos to the web their personal property will be at risk.
Look for the sample letter labeled “For the Image-Making Public - Protect Personal
Property”and send it.

For more information about the Orphan Works Act of 2008:

IPA Statement to House Subcommittee March 20, 2008:
IPA Senate Mark-up Comments April 30, 2008:
Geneva/ May 7, 2008 Orphan Works Bill Catches Global Attention/ Intellectual Property Watch/
MP3 Interview:

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Marcelo Vignali said...

Muchas gracias Marcos, me alegro de ver que 31,000 emails han salido en contra de esta ley. Yo había leído en el Orphan Works Act reporte completo que los senadores examinaban 850 testimonios de gente que es a favor de esta ley.

Thanks Marcos, I'm glad to see that 31,000 emails have gone out. I had read in the Orphan Works full report that the senators were reviewing 850 testimonies from people who are in favor of this law.

Jared Shear said...

Great to see you and Marcelo spreading the word!

Marcos Mateu said...

Thank you guys