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S.2913 Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Sep 27, 2008 Received in the House.

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  • 79% of users oppose S.2913

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    • On June 09, 2008, by adelie - btw, I oppose this bill because it does nothing to reduce the hoards of lawyers on both sides for this to work. Lawrence Lessig's 14 year opt out, $1 opt in thereafter is much more reasonable, and allows human beings to understand and comply with the law without an entire law firm at bay.

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      As noted by adelie, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 09, 2008, "btw, I oppose this bill because it does nothing to reduce the hoards of lawyers on both sides for this to work. Lawrence Lessig's 14 year opt out, $1 opt in thereafter is much more reasonable, and allows human beings to understand and comply with the law without an entire law firm at bay."
    • On June 09, 2008, by adelie - Ok, I just need to know; Question to all the great artists out there all anti-creative commons: Are Public Libraries just the greatest abomination that ever took place, and offense to your rights? Are used book stores and every consumer protection law that recognizes first sale doctrine taking food out of your child's mouth (or great great grand-child's)? Do you ACTUALLY believe this? If so, look forward to a trespassing lawsuit the next time I catch you painting a sunset overlooking my house you self important [artist wanna-be].

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      As noted by adelie, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 09, 2008, "Ok, I just need to know; Question to all the great artists out there all anti-creative commons: Are Public Libraries just the greatest abomination that ever took place, and offense to your rights? Are used book stores and every consumer protection law that recognizes first sale doctrine taking food out of your child's mouth (or great great grand-child's)? Do you ACTUALLY believe this? If so, look forward to a trespassing lawsuit the next time I catch you painting a sunset overlooking my house you self important [artist wanna-be]."
    • On June 09, 2008, by brewcrew3 - This opens the door wide open for anyone, especially larger corporations to profit from others with very little legal recourse. Today, things are copyrighted from the moment they are created. This bill wipes that out. Oppose this bill until it is modified to protect the artists with specifics. You could drive a truck through the loopholes this bill creates.

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      As noted by brewcrew3, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 09, 2008, "This opens the door wide open for anyone, especially larger corporations to profit from others with very little legal recourse. Today, things are copyrighted from the moment they are created. This bill wipes that out. Oppose this bill until it is modified to protect the artists with specifics. You could drive a truck through the loopholes this bill creates."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.2913: Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act - U.S. ... - December 16, 2009 by opencongress.org - S.2913 - Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act. A bill to establish a national mercury monitoring program, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) .... OpenCongress is a free and open-source project of the Participatory Politics Foundation, a 5

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      As noted by opencongress.org on December 16, 2009, "S.2913 - Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act. A bill to establish a national mercury monitoring program, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) .... OpenCongress is a free and open-source project of the Participatory Politics Foundation, a 5" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s2913/show)
    • Bob Dob » Orphaned Works Bill - December 29, 2008 by Bob Dob - “The Orphaned Works Bill (S.2913) is deceptive Trojan horse legislation that is designed to hi-jack the ownership of visual works by their creator” Brad Holland. My friend Tony Bailey wrote the paragraph below. ...

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      As noted by Bob Dob on December 29, 2008, "“The Orphaned Works Bill (S.2913) is deceptive Trojan horse legislation that is designed to hi-jack the ownership of visual works by their creator” Brad Holland. My friend Tony Bailey wrote the paragraph below. ..." (http://www.bobdob.com/?p=136)
    • Withers Worldwide - Visual art in America - December 15, 2008 by Latest Publications - There are, currently, two bills pending, respectively, before the Senate and the House of Representatives: The Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008 (S. 2913) and The Orphan Works Act of 2008 (H.R. 5889). Both bills currently provide ...

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      As noted by Latest Publications on December 15, 2008, "There are, currently, two bills pending, respectively, before the Senate and the House of Representatives: The Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008 (S. 2913) and The Orphan Works Act of 2008 (H.R. 5889). Both bills currently provide ..." (http://www.withersworldwide.com/news-publications/419/visual-art-america.aspx)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Orphan works bill could open library collections to the Web - September 30, 2008 by GCN.com, DC - S. 2913, the Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, would ensure that owners of such works receive fair compensation for their use, but would limit the ...

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      As noted by GCN.com, DC on September 30, 2008, "S. 2913, the Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008, would ensure that owners of such works receive fair compensation for their use, but would limit the ..." (http://www.gcn.com/online/vol1_no1/47269-1.html)
    • Libel Tourist, Orphan Works Bills Approved - September 29, 2008 by Publishers Weekly, NY - The AAP also praised the Senate for passing the "Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008" (S.2913) which would address the problem of “orphan works” – works ...

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      As noted by Publishers Weekly, NY on September 29, 2008, "The AAP also praised the Senate for passing the "Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008" (S.2913) which would address the problem of “orphan works” – works ..." (http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6600504.html)
    • Music Chief Answers DailyTech's Tough Questions - September 03, 2008 by DailyTech, IL - Mr. Bengloff: The proposed Orphan Works legislation (S.2913 in the Senate and HR5889 in the House of Representatives) is aimed at changing a portion of US ...

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      As noted by DailyTech, IL on September 03, 2008, "Mr. Bengloff: The proposed Orphan Works legislation (S.2913 in the Senate and HR5889 in the House of Representatives) is aimed at changing a portion of US ..." (http://www.dailytech.com/Music+Chief+Answers+DailyTechs+Tough+Questions/article12850.htm)
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