There are some interesting comments attached to that article:
And there is a very good reply to it here:
Basically the work going on now is the time when influence needs to be push to keep a future bill from piping up with bad ideas in it. Once a bill is in Congress a lot of the law is baked in the cake , if it passes.
Brad Holland has been active on this issue for close to 10 years, he has yet to be proved wrong. I listen closely when he discusses the potential consequences of the Copyright Office's actions.
Orphaned Works, as now proposed, hollows out the Copyright potations we all need, to the point where it will be a shell that will fail to protect a practical business at making a living with art.
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