Q: What can we do next?
1. Write the House Judiciary Committee. We’ve set up a special alert to contact members of this important committee.
Go to our Take Action/Alert site:
Look for the sample letter labeled "Contact House Judiciary Committee NOW" and send it. If your Representative is not a member of the House Judiciary Committee, this will send him a message asking him to contact his colleagues on that Committee on your behalf, urging them to oppose the bill.
2. Ask for support from family and friends:
Please ask your friends and family (5 to 10 others) who support your creative work to also go to the site. They can follow the instructions to easily send a message of opposition to this reckless bill. Look for the sample letter labeled "For Supporters of Visual Artists - Wrong to Weaken Copyright Law" and send it.
3. Spread the word to the public: Photosharing on Web will now be at risk:
Please alert your friends who post photos to the web their personal property will be at risk. Look for the sample letter labeled “For the Image-Making Public - Protect Personal Property”and send it.
For more information about the Orphan Works Act of 2008:
IPA Statement to House Subcommittee March 20, 2008
IPA Senate Mark-up Comments April 30, 2008
Geneva/ May 7, 2008 Orphan Works Bill Catches Global Attention, Intellectual Property Watch