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May 28th, 2008 at 16:59 pm

Help Stop The Orphan Works Act NOW

All members of the creative community, not just the designers, teachers, and pattern authors by hoping you will help them their livlihood

But also YOU the wonderful people who use thier patterns, charts and instructional materials will be the losers. if the Orphan Works is allowed to pass.

We are not asking for money, but…

Right now members of the Pattern & Design community desperately need your help.

If you respect the wonderful contributions made by all the designers, teachers, author and members have made to your life as a knitter or other user of yarns.

If you have ever benefited from the information so freely and generously shared by authors and others in groups or on websites or blogs or in one of the “along” projects,

If you have ever used a pattern and then enjoyed your personal use or the pleasure it gave someone you cared about as a gift,

If you SELL Patterns either as a Self Publisher or as a Retailer

Then please consider taking the time to help all members of the Design & Pattern Authoring community to

DEFEAT THE ORPHAN WORKS ACT

This is legislation currently pending (and headed for the floor) in both houses of Congress.

It is called the Orphan Works Act and its effect on the ability of a Designer to have reasonable protection for just fruits of their labor for your use and enjoyment will be devastating.

Please visit the newly created information site:
Orphan Works Opposition Headquarters
http://www.owoh.org

If you want those who work so hard to create new and interesting projects for you to be able to continue, then you need to take the time to let you Congress Critters in both houses know that if someone steals your red car and paints it blue, it is STILL a stolen vehicle and the owner deserves to get it back and to be compensated if it is mis-used.

Call their LOCAL offices, Send a letter, A postcard,

TELL THEM VOTE NO for the ORPHAN WORKS ACTS –

Then write about it in your blog with links to
Orphan Works Opposition Headquarters
http://www.owoh.org

Use the links from OWOH to send email via CapWiz so we can track the numbers sent.

And we really need you to do it this week or sooner

Please make the time, it is such a small but important act that will help someone you appreciate continue to creatively provide patterns and instructions for you. .

Wheat

Don’t Let Congress Kill Creativity –
Help Stop the ORPHAN WORKS BILL –
ACT NOW – Visit: http://www.owoh.org

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    I intend to include a link to your blogsite on my blog because you said it so much better than I could have…..
    I hope that’s okay

    Robin on May 30th, 2008

 

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