Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Orphan Works Bill Up For Adoption

Formally introduced yesterday by Rep. Lamar Smith, H.R. 5439, the "Orphan Works Act of 2006," continues to get positive reaction -- and slight criticism --from the legal blogging community. We like it too, for the most part, though we do share many of the concerns held by visual artists about the impact passage of the bill might have on their livelihoods. Generally speaking, however, this legislation is long overdue.

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