My day usually starts with a quick read over at www.drawn.ca, a site dedicated to anything that has been drawn in some way. On May 13th they posted an a blog entry regarding a new act that is being introduced to the U.S. House and Senate called the "Orphan Works Act". Here is the link to drawn's posting http://drawn.ca/2008/05/13/oppose-the-orphan-works-act-of-2008/ so please take action! The site takes a moment to load so give it a chance. I have already gone through the process and it literally took 2 minutes.
It amazes me how there are people in high places constantly looking for ways to control what isn't theirs. It is our responsibility as citizens of this country to make sure we are informed and make our voices heard on these absurd acts.
Unfortunately I just heard of the act today (May 14th, 2008) and according to the posting the deadline to submit to your congress and state representatives is tomorrow. It amazes me how our news stations will spend weeks talking about Paris Hilton and Miley Cirus but fail to inform us on what matters. Please pass the word!