Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Orphan Works - Some Scary Stuff and a Video

Below is a great video explanation of the new Orphan Works Act by When Creativity Knocks featuring my friends Joanne Fink and Brenda Pinnick.

Can you imagine posting a photo of your child on Flickr (which supposedly strips all the meta data/copyright info on uploaded photos) and then seeing it being used in a Child Abuse ad? Eeek. This also applies to illustrators, cartoonists, designers, writers, musicians, etc. and anyone who takes photos (personal or otherwise)!

You can see more about the Orphan Works Act by visiting this website, and you can read Jen's take here.


PLEASE E-MAIL your Congressional Leaders: Even if you’ve already contacted your legislators, do it again. Use
the Cap Wiz site provided by the Illustrators’ Partnership of America:http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/home/ Form letters are provided.


It only takes 2 minutes to write to Congress and protect your copyrights.





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