July 20, 2008

Orphan Works

For our US audience concerned about protecting their images from Copyright infringement, you should be a aware that a new “Orphan Works” bill is working its way through the US Congress. This bill could substantially weaken your rights when it comes to protecting your photos from unauthorized use.

A group of interested parties has created a web site that you can use to communicate with your elected officials about Orphan Works legislation. Please consider visiting the site today and taking action. If you rely on someone else to stick up for you, it might be too late.

PS: If you have comments on this legislation, feel free to leave them. This is NOT the place to tell me you think we shouldn’t have Copyright protection. Those comments won’t be moderated through.