Copyright Law's Changing for Artists - July 23rd
Here are the Basic Facts
"The Next Great Copyright Act" would replace all existing copyright law.
It would void our Constitutional right to the exclusive control of our work.
It would "privilege" the public's right to use our work.
It would "pressure" you to register your work with commercial registries.
It would "orphan" unregistered work.
It would make orphaned work available for commercial infringement by "good faith" infringers.
It would allow others to alter your work and copyright these "derivative works" in their own names.
It would affect all visual art: drawings, paintings, sketches, photos, etc.; past, present and future; published and unpublished; domestic and foreign.
Part 1: "The Next Great Copyright Act" Explained
Part 2: Artist Letters and Reference
See Will Terry's full video talking with Brad Holland on the issue
I've already submitted my letter to the Copyright Office using the above letters as reference to craft it. Feel free to use mine as reference for yours.
The problem about derivative works is that it's not just working with the ideas extracted from other people's work, it's literally exploiting the other people's work pieces in case of digital art, with no contract at all and being able to profit from it. This really means abusing other people property.
When the object of property is that abstract and confusing (digital is still physic) the law is always fucked up, and I mean it already was.
How does this effect the rest of the world?