this has been sent to me regarding this unthinkable bill please read and sign the petition to protect our rights as artists.
Many Artists such as myself had no idea that there was legislature in Congress right now that will began as a well intended bill but has been manipulated by image companies and others so that artists will lose implied copyright and will be forced to register at a cost each painting into MULTIPLE registries or their work will be considered public domain. All the money we have spent on copyrighting our work over the years will be useless.
This will severely impede our ability to sell paintings online as we will have to wait to be officially registered before publishing a work. ( Right now the law protects our work.)
This is being pushed through super fast and we have less than 48 hours to be heard! PLEASE follow the link below and if you agree PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION!
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