Hello, GNSI!

ONLY 2 MORE DAYS TO VOICE YOUR OPINION ON THE PROPOSED NEW COPYRIGHT ACT

Artists Alert: From the Illustrators Partnership The Return of Orphan Works: "The Next Great Copyright Act"

For more than a year Congress has been holding hearings for the drafting of a brand new US Copyright Act. At its heart is the return of Orphan Works. Twice, Orphan Works Acts have failed to pass Congress because of strong opposition from visual artists, spearheaded by the Illustrators Partnership. Because of this, the Copyright Office has now issued a special call for letters regarding the role of visual art in the coming legislation. Therefore we're asking all artists concerned with retaining the rights to their work to join us in writing.

DEADLINE: July 23, 2015

Submit letters online to the Copyright Office.

Here are the Basic Facts

The "Next Great Copyright Act" would go further than previous Orphan Works Acts. The proposals under consideration include:

Please read the information in the above "Artist Alert" link, and think about writing a letter to the Copyright Office - BY THE JULY 23 DEADLINE!!

Regards,
Gail Guth
GNSI Outreach Director

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Gail Guth
Guth Illustration & Design
139 Lathrop Avenue
Battle Creek, MI  49014-5076
269-963-1311
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www.guthillustration.com


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