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October 3rd, 2008 at 09:53 am

What OWOH Needs you to do – Letter 1


Rep. Nancy Pelosi AmericanVoices@ mail.house.gov
Phone: (202) 225 4965 Fax (202) 225-8259
Phone: (415) 556-4862 ( San Francisco office)

Rep. Steny Hoyer steny.hoyer@ mail.house.gov

Phone: (202) 225 4131 Fax (202) 225-4300
Phone: (301) 474-0119 ( Greenbelt office)

Phone: (301-843-1577 (Waldorf office)


Rep. John Conyers, Jr. john.conyers@ mail.house. gov

Also send it to his Judiciary LA Cynthia Martin: Cynthia.martin@mail.house.gov

Phone: (202) 225-5126 Fax: (202) 225-0072
Phone: (313) 961-5670 Fax: (313) 226-2085

Rep. William Delahunt william.delahunt@ mail.house.gov

Also send it to his Judiciary LA Julie Massimino: Julia.massimino@ mail.house. gov

Phone (202) 225 3111 Fax (202) 225-5658
Phone: (617) 770-3700 Fax: (617) 770-2984

Rep. Jerrold Nadler jerrold.nadler@ mail.house.gov

Also send it to his Judiciary LA Carole Angel: carole.angel@mail.house.gov

Phone: (202) 225-5635 Fax: (202) 225-6923
Phone: (212) 367-7350 Fax: (212) 367-7356

Rep. Howard Berman howard.berman@ mail.house. gov

Also send to his Judiciary LA: stephanie.williams@ mail.house. gov

Phone: (202) 225-4695 Fax: (202) 225-3196

Phone: (818) 994-7200 Fax: (818) 994-1050


Dear Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi/ House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer:

Please, please, help me. For months I have been contacting members of Congress regarding my opposition to H.R. 5889, the Orphan Works Act of 2008. This legislation, if passed as written, will have devastating consequences for millions of copyright holders. On Friday, the Senate passed their version of the Orphan Works bill, and my worst fears will be realized if the House follows suit.

I am in total disbelief that now­


… when we were led to believe that the bill would not be passed by the 110th Congress… NOW is when certain members of Congress are trying to get their special interest bill passed.

I am part of a loosely formed alliance of 75 organizations representing over 500,000 artists, photographers, musicians and writers­AND WE WANT OUR VOICES HEARD. We want to help craft appropriate Orphan Works legislation which will not devastate multiple industries, and despite what you may have been told, we have not been given that opportunity. Please help us make that happen­in the 111th Congress­ by not allowing H.R. 5889 to appear on the schedule for the rest of this session.

This radical change to copyright law is not in the best interests of our country­especially given the economic crisis we are facing. Surely Congress has more important things to worry about right now than passing a highly contested radical piece of copyright legislation.

Thank you for your consideration.


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