Since last week, I have been coming across conflicting things about this whole issue.
There was that video, blog posts and so forth.
I did some digging myself and the most concrete thing I’ve come across has been ‘Orphan works and mass digitization under ‘Recent Reports and studies’ dated June 4, 2015.
Then from sunday came an article blog saying there’s no reason for panic. Maybe so. But regardless of it, and having looked up past cases of an actual attempt of an Orphan Works act in such a way as said, I think regardless if this is happening or not, I do think if nothing else, to at least send your concerns via a letter to the US Copyright office.
But that’s just me, I’ll be dead honest, I typically AVOID videos or anything with wording that can come off as alarmist/doomsaying. all that being said however, there is some concern to at least pay some mind to things political and seeing what can be done.
But for one, that is easier said than done, and as someone who’s rather disillusioned for the last 17 years of not longer over politics in general (not just in the US), for me at least, I can be a bit apathetic (or at least wanting to voice my thoughts in a fashion such as art).
But I’m going to send a letter their way regardless. My only suggestions is to be sure it makes sense, and to do so in a respective, kind manner, but also to indicate you have clear concerns to put it mildy. But also it would be a major problem if such a crappy act or law or however were to pass.
That’s my two cents on the matter.
Maybe for once I’ll be more positive next time I write something here….or not, we’ll see as always.