Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Orphan Works can suck it......

Due to the Orphan Works Bill that looks like might become law I have removed many many many of my postings. Some will be reposted with the accepted watermark and copyright info but many will not. I apologize for having to do this but I am not about to risk all these giant commercial corporations stealing my work and profiting off it.
I am sure all the artists out there are as pissed off as I am and understand why I have to do this.

10 comments:

John Nunnemacher said...

Man, that sucks.

Do you happen to know any sources of current, reliable information about the status of these things? It's so hard to tell ... Last time I saw a massive "OMG COPYRIGHT" scare everyone got up in arms about, it turned out to be over an older bill that had never even made it out of committee. But then new things like this are always cropping up ... it'd be good to know what's legitimate.

I'll have to do some research later today I guess ...

Hans said...

It's one of the most rediculous and retarded laws ever, and apparently artists have no say, in whether everyone should be allowed to steal their work and make money of it. Just because you leave your car unlucked, doesen't give anyone the right to steal it...or what???

I wish all artists could take down anything they've ever posted online and not touch a pencil or computer until "the man" gets so starved from creativity, that it might provoke some kind of sensibility and simple logic.

Other than that...Hi David, I hope all is well;)

-Hans

Adam Gard said...

Absolutely ridiculous and just another example in the mountain of evidence that our politicians favor the corporations over the citizens. I've signed every petition against this absurd law and will continue to help all of us artists fight it.

David Colman said...

I am glad to hear so many of you are on board....not that I would expect anything otherwise

john.... go here
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/web-firms-quietly-win-copyright/story.aspx?guid={E21206C0-98F5-459B-9506-8133CBD82859}&dist=hpts

this is the most recent update.. They snuck it in under everyones noses as Senate was too focused on the bailout...its called "Hotlining"

when they sneak a bill in like this...rich corporations suck ass

John Nunnemacher said...

David,

Thanks for the link ... arrgh, those bastards! Last I'd heard there was an uphill battle to get this passed, as its failure a few years ago. Figures they're railroad it through now while we're distracted with an economic crisis. >:(

Ricardo Guimaraes said...

Damn! I bet these guys keep thinking " What is the best way to f**ck somebody else`s lives.." Don`t they have anything better to do?

David Hilburn said...

They're rushing it through the House now too.

Matt J said...

Yup, this may signal the end of animation art blogging as we know it-who's going to want to put up original designs anymore. If a similar law is passed in Europe I'll only be posting scribbles & sketches from life-no character design work.

Adam Gard said...

As I said before, I'm opposed to this bill in its current form, but there are some positives (the bill just needs to be amended or redrafted):

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2008/05/release-orphan-works

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