How you may lose all the rights to every piece of art you have ever created
Post #1165 • April 24, 2008, 4:01 PM • 10 Comments
Mark Simon interviews Brad Holland (mp3) on the so-called Orphan Works Bill, which will force you, as an artist, to pay protection money to as-yet non-existent companies for the privilege of owning your own work. The authors of the bill are a group of students working under Peter Jaszi, a law professor at American University, who, lo and behold, subscribes to a postmodernist, Marxist doctrine that equates copyright with theft. (Actual theft is fine with them, apparently.) Resource pages at Mark Simon and Illustrators' Partnership. Educate yourself and act accordingly.