For real this time: New Orphan Works legislation

New Orphan Works legislation was officially introduced yesterday. Alex Curtis at Public Knowledge has written a clear and detailed overview of the two versions of the bill which briefly explains the orphan works problem and outlines the important differences between the Senate bill, which is “clean”, and the House bill, which has a lot of additional concessions to visual artists.

Opponents are already raising hell, but here’s hoping that the bill passes with most of its usefulness intact.

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  1. Why in the world would you want to see artists in a position where they might no longer be able to support themselves? Why would anyone support corporations in theiving their way into artists’ rights? I have to say that I dont’ understand the fervor in which you support the Orphan Works Bill.

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