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From the mouth of ajremix:

For those of you that don't know, there's been a number of attempts to pass an Orphan Works law through Congress. This law, to put it simply, means that if someone finds a piece of art anywhere and are unable to find a way to contact the artist THEY ARE LEGALLY CAPABLE OF USING THAT PIECE OF ART ANY WAY THEY WANT TO. If your work DOES NOT have a registered (that means you have to pay a fee) copyright and no information, someone can use it as advertisement and not pay you a goddamn cent.

The way copyright works right now, anything you do- sketch, finished piece, whatever -IS COPYRIGHT upon creation. With this? Forget it. You have to go through the whole process for every sketch, photo, song, ANYTHING you create in order to protect it.

Mark Simon is more articulate and indepth than me (as i am shaking with rage as i type this).

Also this blogspot is keeping an eye on what's going on with this, so I suggest subscribing or checking up on it when you can.

If you want to help put a stop to this, write to your Congressperson. You can find the contact info for your particular representative here.

Nobody, artist or otherwise, should have to put up with this kind of bullshit.





And it IS bullshit and they'd better fucking hope no one tries to pass that shit through the House of Reps here, mate, because I will NOT BE HAPPY. D:

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