A&P Orphan Works Act passes senate v.contactyourcongressman

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  1. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    http://www.aphotoeditor.com/2008/09/27/senate-passes-orphan-works-act/
    *cliffs*
    What are 'Orphan Works'?

    As described in a 2005 report that the Copyright Office prepared for Congress, an "orphan work" is a work (such as an image) that is protected by copyright but whose copyright owner cannot be identified and located. It is clear that such a situation harms both creators and users. However, the remedy that was proposed to the 2006 Congress was needlessly unfair to creators, leading ASMP and many other groups to seek changes when the bill was introduced.

    ASMP lobbied the issue all year long, presenting our case to Congressional staffers, testifying before the House and Senate committees and, at one point, asking our members to fax letters to their elected representatives. ASMP also helped form a coalition of creator associations (including overseas groups) to press for amendments to the House and Senate bills.

    The 2006 bills died in committee. But even then, it was clear that the issue would be raised anew in the next Congress. The forces in American culture that want easier access to copyrighted material have not been stopped, merely delayed.

    for more info check out http://www.asmp.org/news/spec2008/orphan_update.php
     
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  4. dmora

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    what is it?
     
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    I quickly read about this. But cliffs on it? :hs:


    Basically it's trying to make it legal for someone to use someones copyright work if they can't locate owner?
     
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    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    added cliffs to my 1st post
     
  7. dmora

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    fuck that shit. :eek3::mad:
     
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    fucking cockbags :mad:
     
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    Hey I saw a car parked with keys in the ignition, i could not locate the owner, so i took it for a drive :rofl::hsugh:
     

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