The "Art Theif" bill that makes stealing legal
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The Orphan Works bill is one that if made into a law would state that all media on the internet would be public proprety. The Problem is that this would turn art sharing website into stock ones where anyone could just go, rip a piece off and claim it as their own and sell it on T-shirts or prints. The bill is only being considered in the US though anything on sites based in the US (Deviantart for example) would be under the law, no matter where the user who owns is is from. Also consider personal websites that artists set up to find work

The following link has much more information on it as well as a link to a petition against it. http://zemotion.deviantart.com/journal/17810091/#journal

I fell insulted by the fact that this bill was created and upset that my own work and art will be everyone's to claim and sell.
For me it's the equivolent of someone walking into an art museam, taking a picasso, claiming they painted it and then selling it away.
So why do you like or hate this bill? Do you think it's right to cheat many artists out of their own work

(btw art can also include poetry as well as narritives and stories for all you authors)
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i feel the same way as you.
that bill is so messed up.
gotta be more careful with my artwork...somehow...
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What the mother crack bee hive?! Darn you interweb -_- my art is NOT going up anymore. *deletedelete*
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Posted 4/12/08
Hah, this kind of makes me glad I suck at drawing xD
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What the? Does this account for all media on the internet?
Posted 4/12/08
I don`t mind that much . My artworks suck anyway . =/
This will create trouble in DA more !
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the orphan works bill died in the house nearly two years ago, and as far as i know, no one has brought it up since.
Posted 4/12/08
This bill sucks an incomprehensible amount of ass.
Posted 4/12/08

AHTL wrote:

Hah, this kind of makes me glad I suck at drawing xD


Same here.
Anyways that sucks for all you fellow artists.
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Pretty f*cking lame... Of course, I put my art up knowing that it can be stolen... The idea really doesn't bother me too much. Maybe I'd even be flattered... Would someone really like my art that much to bother saying it was their own? There are lots of better artists on the web to steal from. Nobody will get famous off of my art like I will... and lets see them try to use my art for comissions!
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Posted 4/14/08

ed_vector wrote:

the orphan works bill died in the house nearly two years ago, and as far as i know, no one has brought it up since.


really? because an article I read about it being recent was dated in March 2008
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Posted 4/14/08
i would love to steal art...
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Posted 4/14/08
that sux
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Posted 4/21/08
...Who in the world would think that is a good idea?!
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