Deviants against the "Orpaned Works" Bill

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    Visual artists of deviantART.com
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The U.S. Copyright Office issued its report on Orphan Works only a couple of weeks ago. The end of that report contained proposed language for an amendment to the Copyright Act. That proposal is now being fast-tracked in Washington with a good chance of passage before the end of this Session. In my opinion, if that language is enacted in its current form, it will be the worst thing that has happened to independent photographers and other independent visual artists since Work Made for Hire contracts.

The Orphaned work legislation GREATLY affects artists and creative professionals, and should be taken seriously. We sign to have our voice heard, and to show congress that we will NOT let this bill pass.