Everything You Know About Copyright Is About To Change – An interview with Will Terry and Brad

I had planned to put up something different today but instead because this issue is so important I’m bumping my regularly scheduled post to run this video interview. I would like to give a special thanks to artist Will Terry for allowing me to show his interview on the site today. Also thanks to Brad Holland for all his valuable information. Unfortunately as you’ll see I’m a little late getting on board but there is still time to act.

Copyright Laws

Our copyright laws here in the United States may be changing soon and if you don’t think these issues will have an effect on you or your business, think again. These are sweeping changes that will eliminate many of the protections we as artists have come to rely on. Unfortunately there is not a lot of internet coverage on this important issue right now. You won’t find it in the news and you won’t hear people talking about it. Many artists are completely unaware that something this important is even being discussed.

Last week artist Will Terry posted an interview he did with the legendary Brad Holland. Brad and Will do an excellent job covering the topics and spelling out just how damaging these new laws may be if passed. If you are an artist or know someone who is, please take time to watch this video and see how these new laws could change the way you do business for years to come. There are only a couple of days left to let your voice be heard. If you’d like to get involved please share this video and follow the links posted below. The deadline for letting your voice be heard is this Thursday July 25th.


More Info -How to get involved:

Submit your letter here! http://copyright.gov/policy/visualwor…

Sample letters from other artists: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Ar…

Illustrators’ Partnership Blog: http://ipaorphanworks.blogspot.com

IPA Artists Alert http://conta.cc/1KvRTCR

To sign-up for IPA Artists Alert http://visitor.constantcontact.com/ma…

Copyright Office page where comments must be submitted online: http://copyright.gov/policy/visualwor…

4 articles written about this:

Trojan Horse: Orphan Works and the War on Authors by Brad Holland http://www.jbiocommunication.org/free…

Orphan Works Legislation—A Bad Deal for Artists by Bruce Lehman, Esq. http://www.jbiocommunication.org/free…

Perfect and Strengthen Your Copyrights by Cynthia Turner http://www.jbiocommunication.org/free…

Artists’ Rights are Human Rights By Chris Castle http://www.jbiocommunication.org/free…

VIDEO: An Evening with Bruce Lehman Webcast presentation from Society of Illustrators (SI) New York – February 21, 2008 Sponsored by ASIP And SI Q & A about illustrators’ reprographic rights and their right to remuneration. http://www.asip-repro.org/resources.html

Orphan Works Roundtable Conducted by the Small Business Administration Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY Initiated by the Illustrators’ Partnership of America, the Artists Rights Society and the Advertising Photographers of America, and conducted by Tom Sullivan, Director of the Office of Advocacy of the US Small Business Administration. This was the first effort to assess the economic impact of the Orphan Works Acts H.R. 5889 and S. 2913 on creators and small businesses. Seventeen distinguished panelists spoke, all freelance working artists and stakeholders who would be directly impacted by this proposed legislation. Six 3’x4’ exhibit panels demonstrated orphan work infringements. Presenter Bio Reactions Quote Video: https://vimeo.com/channels/artistsrights Presenters submitted written statements to IPA after the meeting. We compiled these into notebooks and distributed 14 notebooks of SBA Orphan Works Roundtable statements to key members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.