Orphan Works Act Passes US Senate: Bye Bye Photographs?

UPDATE: It looks like the OWA is dead in the house. At least for now.

For us photographer in the US it looks like politicians may have their way, and we may have to start jumping through hoops just to protect our images.

The orphan works act basically allows our photography to to be used by anyone, as long as they can’t find it registered in a database that would to be created for images. NPPA is reporting that the Senate snuck this through under the radar a few nights ago. Granted it still has to pass congress, and be signs off by the president but it their really trying to sneak this through.

Your can read more details about the effect of the Orpan Works Act in our original post.

by Gavin Seim… Thanks to Metal

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