I just received this forwarded email and wanted to get the word out to everyone I know. Below is the forwarded email and a link to the website. You can go to the website and send emails directly to your congressperson. If you are an artist, this is very important!
This is serious stuff. Congress is getting pushed by big companies to change the way the copyright laws currently work. If you have deep pockets, you'll weather the change...But if this law is passed, you will be forced to register (for a fee!) every single painting, photography, lithograph, sculpture, or pot that you make. The current copyright – you create it; therefore it's copyrighted – will no longer exist. The only way to stop this is to stand up and be counted.
Today at 6 pm Eastern Time (New York time)
The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd StreetNew York, NY 10065
Will hold a live meeting and a WEBCAST.You don't have to leave home!
Just log on to: http://www.illustratorspartnership.org/And send this out to every artist you know!