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APA 2008 ORPHAN WORKS RESOURCE PAGE
This page is devoted to disseminating 2008 Orphan Works information. APA believes that those who are informed are in a better position to make reasoned decisions regarding Orphan Works legislation now before Congress.

 

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URGENT: FAX LETTERS TO CONGRESS IMMEDIATELY
1. Get your Senators and Representatives Phone and FAX numbers here first, your via Zip Code.
2. Download letters and personalize: Letters for Professionals
3. FAX your Senators and Representative
4. Letters for your Family and Friends to FAX (2 versions); the Senate version, the House version

 


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NEW YORK TIMES
May 20, 2008 - Opinion piece by Lawrence Lessig
"Congress should be pushing for rules that encourage clarity, not more work for copyright experts."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/opinion/20lessig.html? ex=1369022400&en=af6d685002b2942f&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

 

Letter referencing Lawrence Lessig from Plagiarism Today

 


 

 

APA POSITION on ORPHAN WORKS

APA's Comments 4/30/08 sent to the US Senate regarding Orphan Works 2008

APA's Position Paper "The Orphan Works Dilemma: Challenges and Recommendations" (submitted to Congress 2006)

HOUSE VERSION Orphan Works Bill

SENATE VERSION Orphan Works Bill

INSIDE DIGITAL Radio Program on Orphan Works
May 15, 2008 Interview: Constance Evans, APA National CEO and Brad Holland, Co-founder, Illustrators Partnership
http://www.insidedigitalphoto.com/radio-programs/idp-radio- us-orphan-works-act-of- 2008 - NO Longer Available

 

PHOTOTALK RADIO
May 24, 2008 - Martin Trailer, APA National President interviewed on PhotoTalk Radio about Orphan Works Legislation.
http://www.phototalkradio.com/ptr080524.html

ILLUSTRATORS' PARTNERSHIP
Short audio leading to a more indepth interview,
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CqBZd0cP5Yc

Written Statement by Brad Holland and Cynthia Turner on Behalf of the Illustrators’ Partnership of America

SAA POSITION (Stock Artists Alliance)
http://www.stockartistsalliance.org/orphan- works

NPPA - National Press Photographers Association
Cannot Support Orphan Works Legislation:
http://www.nppa.org/news_and_events/news/2008/05/orphan02.html

CAPIC - Canadian Association of Photographers and Ilustrators in Communications
Legislation not in best interest of creators within United States and internationally - CAPIC position outlined by Copyright Chair Andre Cornellier in letter to CAPIC members
Full Statement

EP-UK Comments
http://www.epuk.org/Opinion/848/uncle-sams- thieves- charter

 

 

BLOG COMMENTS
http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.com/2008/05/orphan-works-2008-wolf-in- sheeps.html

http://douglaslevere.com/blog/? p=109 

Follow-up the money.... http://dejablu503.livejournal.com/539956.html

"The more I read/hear/think about this Bill, it is, as far as I can see, an extinction event, a 300km asteroid with our names on it."

Intellectual Property Watch
http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/index.php?p=1028

COPYRIGHT OFFICE ORPHAN WORKS RESOURCES
http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/

http://www.orphanworks.net

PDN Article May 8, 2008
http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/newswire/article_display.jsp? vnu_content_id=1003801084
- NO Longer Available

Support Mixed for US Orphan Works Bill as Issue Catches Global Attention, May 7, 2008
By Dugie Standeford for Intellectual Property Watch. In an issue that may be rising internationally, legislation pending in the United States Senate and House to free up use of "orphan works" whose copyright owners cannot be found has won strong support from the recording, webcasting and library sectors but faces challenges from visual artists and the textile industry.
 
Anyone Keeping Up with the "Orphan" Act?
It looks like it could adversely affect photographers.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-2913

Hidden Danger for General Public in Current Orphan Works Bills
read the details, September 20, 2007

 

 

 

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

Patrick J. Leahy
CHAIRMAN, D-VERMONT

Edward M. Kennedy
D-MASSACHUSETTS
Arlen Specter
RANKING MEMBER, R-PENNSYLVANIA
Herb Kohl
D-WISCONSIN
Dianne Feinstein
D-CALIFORNIA
Jon Kyl
R-ARIZONA
Russell D. Feingold
D-WISCONSIN
Jeff Sessions
R-ALABAMA
Charles E. Schumer
D-NEW YORK
Lindsey Graham
R-SOUTH CAROLINA
Richard J. Durbin
D-ILLINOIS
John Cornyn
R-TEXAS
Benjamin L. Cardin
D-MARYLAND
Sam Brownback
R-KANSAS
Sheldon Whitehouse
D-RHODE ISLAND
Tom Coburn
R-OKLAHOMA

 

 

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