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David Roth Weiss
Re: Has anyone heard of this?
on Apr 21, 2008 at 4:05:40 pm

that link doesn't work here...

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Doug Collins
Re: Has anyone heard of this?
on Apr 21, 2008 at 9:04:29 pm

Try this:

http://mag.awn.com/index.php

You'll have to scroll down to find the article: Mind Your Business: You Will Lose All The Rights to Your Own Art

However there is another article near the top where he answers some critics of this article.

Doug



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Timothy J. Allen
Re: Has anyone heard of this?
on Apr 22, 2008 at 4:13:23 am

It's pretty clear that Congress is intent on passing some sort of Orphan Works legislation at some point. This year seems more likely than last year.

There are so many issues with this, but a big one I see right away is that it might actually cost many artists more to defend their right in court (to earn fees from assigning licenses of their own works that they neglected to register until they knew someone wanted to use it) than they would normally get from licensing the work in question.

Another big question is how the legislation will treat use "for profit" compared to, for instance, someone posting an image on their own website without compensation.

I also imagine this will really throw a wrench into clearances since many people will assume that if a picture hasn't been registered for some time, they are then free to post images of anyone in the pictures - even without a release from the subject(s) of a picture. It may open up a pandora's box of privacy concerns.

Thanks for the heads up. Looks like I need to do some late night studying about this.






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