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GOP On "Three Myths About Copyright"
Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 2:38 PM on 11.19.12
->> http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20121116/16481921080/house-republicans-cop...
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Geoff Miller, Photographer
Portage | MI | USA | Posted: 5:28 PM on 11.19.12
->> Let me restate the "issue" another way... Did the framers of the Constitution envision giving "Steamboat Willie" perpetual copyright protection?
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David Butler II, Photographer
Somers | CT | USA | Posted: 7:57 AM on 11.21.12
->> http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/show

Robert its not the GOP!!! It two idiots who happen to be Republicans! All Republicans are not alike just like all Democrats are not alike...
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Robert Seale, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 9:16 AM on 11.21.12
->> Wow. What's really scary are the comments at the bottom. who knew that there was an entire generation of idiots raised with the belief that all music, movies, photography, news, etc. should be free? Oh yes, I did. Good writing, photography, filmmaking, music....it just grows on trees and bubbles up from the ether, right? No need to pay anyone - it might stifle "real" capitalism. If we wanted to live like that, we could just move to China. Ugh.
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 9:28 AM on 11.21.12
->> Well...compare China's economic growth rate over the past decade to ours?
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Al Diaz, Photographer
Miami | Fl | USA | Posted: 10:23 AM on 11.21.12
->> FYI, the US Copywrite Office has asked for comments regarding Orphan Works by January 4th, 2013. For details visit http://aldiazphoto.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-legal-lens-orphan-works.html?m=...
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Samuel Lewis, Photographer
Miami | FL | USA | Posted: 11:24 AM on 11.21.12
->> It is important to recognize that the concept of copyright reform is not a partisan issue. In 2008, the Senate passed Orphan Works legislation (the bill itself was sponsored by Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, and co-sponsored by Robert Bennett and Orrin Hatch, two Republicans) without any opposition from any member of the Senate!

The Copyright Office is again calling for comments on the orphan works issue. There is a link on Al Diaz' blog that can be used for submitting comments (all comments to the Copyright Office must be submitted electronically using the Copyright Office's website--the link no Al's blog will take you directly to the Copyright Office's submission page). Unless photographers begin speaking up, it is likely that there will be some sort of copyright reform--perhaps not as widespread as Representative Jordan and the authors of his "Three Myths" policy piece would like to see--that will begin to curtail the rights that each of us currently enjoy under the Copyright Act.
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G.J. McCarthy, Photographer
Dallas | TX | US | Posted: 12:16 PM on 11.21.12
->> "Good writing, photography, filmmaking, music....it just grows on trees and bubbles up from the ether, right?"

Robert -- is that what's been backing up in my kitchen sink? Does this mean I can call and cancel the plumber today?
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Chuck Steenburgh, Photographer
Lexington | VA | USA | Posted: 1:25 PM on 11.21.12
->> The 'ether' leads to your network cable, silly. It's not backing up the sink but it is eating up your bandwidth. Unless you've got Google's TISP in which case it will clog up both.

http://www.google.com/onceuponatime/tisp/
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Al Diaz, Photographer
Miami | Fl | USA | Posted: 2:07 PM on 11.21.12
->> Oops, typo..... Copyright!
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Gregory Greene, Photographer
Durham | NH | USA | Posted: 2:12 PM on 11.21.12
->> Both copyright and patent laws need to be overhauled and streamlined. Problem is I have zero confidence in the current political establishment being able to do it. :(
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Sid Hastings, Photographer, Photo Editor
St. Louis | MO | United States | Posted: 3:33 PM on 11.21.12
->> Here's an interesting review / rebuttal of that original Republican Study Committee document. This analysis was drawn to my attention by @PhotoAttorney:

http://bit.ly/SaO8bo
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Robert Seale, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 5:56 PM on 11.21.12
->> Greg,

Please explain what's wrong with existing copyright law...
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Robert Seale, Photographer
Houston | TX | USA | Posted: 6:29 PM on 11.21.12
->> Chuck,

Utilizing slave labor and shamelessly stealing IP makes for awesome economic growth.
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Michael Fischer, Photographer
Spencer | Ia | USA | Posted: 1:21 PM on 11.22.12
->> We need to be diligent and contact our representatives about this otherwise you'll see this fly through faster than you know what through a goose. Here's why:

Politicians like to vote for things that will be popular, won't piss too many people off, and make it look like they are actually doing something.

Redoing copyright laws would easily fit the bill.

I can hear the spin now "..and I was one of the representatives who lead the fight to change the onerous copyright statues that would make criminals out of average, law abiding citizens.."

Contact your representatives. Let them know how you feel and that this is a drop dead issue for you: If they vote to change the law, you'll devote time, money and resources to support their opponent next election cycle.
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