Saturday, August 12, 2006

Contact your Congressman

After extended negotiations the Orphan Works bill emerged as House Bill 5439 and passed out of the Subcommittee to the House Judicairy Committee where it is awaiting action.

We believe that this bill, in it present form, still does far too little to protect photographers' rights and makes it all too easy for users to publish images whose owners cannot be located with little or no payment to the copyright owner.

We urge all members to contact their Congressman and express their opposition to this bill. ASMP has posted a detailed status writeup with information on our letter-writing campaign including a sample letter.

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