Here's what's happening:
The US government, as well as a few
countries in Europe are trying to pass
legislation that requires all artists of any
kind (artists, designers, musicians,
writers, filmakers) to register their
creations with private registries for a fee.
If your creations are not registered, they
become "Orphaned Works," which
means basically that they have no
copyright and become public domain--
meaning that **anyone can sell or
distribute them without the original artist
seeing any income whatsoever.**
Read more about it here:
If the Orphan Works legislation passes,
you and I and all creatives will lose
virtually all the rights to not only our
future work but to everything we've
created over the past 34 years, unless
we register it with the new, untested and
privately run (by the friends and cronies
of the U.S. government) registries.
Even then, there is no guarantee that
someone wishing to steal your personal
creations won't successfully call your
work an orphan work, and then legally
use it for free.
In short, if Congress passes this law,
YOU WILL LOSE THE RIGHT TO MAKE
MONEY FROM YOUR OWN
Sign a petition against this act:
Listen to this interview with Brad Holland: http://www.SellYourTvConceptNow.com/orphan.html
This a link with the contact information for
the president and all US senators,
representatives, state governors and
As beings who express ourselves in
creating and/or enjoy others' expressions,
we MUST put a stop to this immediately, or
possibly lose all rights to our own works!
Thanks for standing up for your rights!