The most, totally unethical, morally abhorrent thing I have heard in a while...
One of my friends over on MySpace, McGee, has just posted a bulletin, which, if the sources are correct, has made such an impact with me and my beliefs that I am posting a Blog here and on the Wizards Keep Blog and also the ComicSpace and FaceBook networks and as many personalised and creative network groups I am in.
The basic premise is this:
Below you will see some links to events in the USA, which could have a major impact on any and every artist on the planet, be they artists, writers, actors, musicians etc, etc.
The Bulletin I have received can be seen below:
The first link will take you to the animation website AWN, where you can read the full details and get further information on this diabolical bill, which according to sources, looks set to be pushed through Congress.
If this happens all creatives may as well give up now as unless you are able to register with multiple registration companies every image you have ever produced, are producing, or will produce, then you will lose all rights to big companies as they are classed as orphan creations.
In other words creative THEFT is being legalised!!!
Copyright has given some protection to artists in the past, but with this new bill, if Congress actualises it will mean, unless you are very rich, EVERYTHING you create can potentially be used by anyone and everyone else, for whatever purpose they see fit, without having to pay anything to the artist having originated the work.
Surely this is morally and ethically totally abhorrent to anyone with an ounce of decency!!!???
PLEASE: Read the information and the interviews that can be found below as this is vital to our very existence as creatives!!!
Here are the links as they appeared in the bulletin:
Under the Orphan works, bill you are about to lose your copyright protection.
Congress is trying to pass legislation, making theft of your artwork legal unless we act!
Listen to the interview!
I would like to thank McGee for posting the initial bulletin in the first place. We need to act and act straight away to make sure this does not reach fruition. When "Yes" album cover artist Roger Dean is cited as being very worried about this, then something needs to be done to prevent it!!!
Until next time have fun!!!
1 day ago