Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, Bloggers - A Million People Against the Orphan Works Bill

FROM THE
ILLUSTRATORS' PARTNERSHIP



A Million People Against the Orphan Works Bill

http://www.petitiononline.com/Stop2913/petition.html



We support this petition. We urge you to sign it.

Please forward the link and urge others to sign.



You can help increase the power of the petition by signing

your real name and listing your artistic specialties.



If you are not a US citizen, we suggest that you note your country,

and state if it is a member of the Berne Convention.



This petition is sponsored by A Million People Against the Orphan Works Bill,

a new grassroots group founded by multimedia journalist Steve Lehman on

Facebook and Flickr. All people are welcome to participate; it is not exclusive


to these websites.



In 1987, Lehman broke the story of Tibetan unrest, later profiled in his award
winning

book "The Tibetans Struggle to Survive." As a visual artist
intimately acquainted with the

power of free speech, the protection afforded by the right to privacy, and the
critical need

for independent voices, Lehman, like the rest of us, is deeply troubled by any
national

policy that affects artists' control over their works.



Please forward this message to every artist you know.



For additional information about Orphan Works developments, go to the IPA
Orphan Works

Resource Page for Artists at:

http://www.illustratorspartnership.org/01_topics/article.php?searchterm=00185




**FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ORPHAN WORKS AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU CLICK HERE**