Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Orphan Works - Digital Economy Bill - Protest NOW

The orphan works rears its ugly head again, this time disguised as Clause 43 of the Digital Economy Bill.

It seems there is still time to protest about Clause 43 of the digital economy
bill, which deals with orphan works.

To leave a comment, the Protest Site and here's how to find your MP.

If you're in the UK and an illustrator contact your MP now

If you'd like a sample letter, feel free to leave a comment or contact me via e-mail. :-) 

It is so important that we don't let the big companies take away our rights for fair compensation and for the right to decide who uses our images and where they are being used. No one should be allowed to take this right away, however, the clause is phrased so vaguely that it leaves us with little or no rights to our own creations and little compensation and no damages if we try to assertain our rights.


  1. I added a link to the stop 43 site on my blog Sybille.

  2. I had not heard of this - thanks for bringing it up. Yet another erosion of our freedom - like being unable to photograph in public!

  3. Yes, thanks, Sybille! Honestly, is nothing sacred! Lesley

  4. Me again Sybille - would you please email a sample letter. Thanks, Lesley


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