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Aug 21, 2006

Action on Orphan Works Bill

The Stock Artists Alliance ("SAA") is again requesting help to fight the Orphan Works bill. Now known as House Bill 5439, the Subcommittee has sent it to the House Judiciary Committee for action.

The SAA believes that the bill does not adequately protect photographers' rights by making it too easy for users to publish images whose owners cannot be located with little or no payment to the copyright owner.

Please contact your Representative in Congress to express opposition to this bill. The American Society of Media Photographers ("ASMP") has posted a detailed status report with information on the letter-writing campaign that includes a sample letter.

For additional updates, you can follow SAA's blog on the the bill.

Take my advice; get professional help.

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