Carson Collins

Joined September 2007

I am a visual artist using mostly acrylic paint on canvas. I’ve been working on something that I call The Ocean Series since 1978....

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USA to Legalize Art Theft

The current May 17, 2008 U. S. Senate version of the “Orphan Works” legislation is a nightmare for artists.…

Every country in the world currently recognizes an artist’s rights to their own work, with or without a formal copyright; all you need to do in the case of a dispute is prove that you did it first.

Leave it to the Legislative Branch of the USA Federal Government to attempt to pass a law requiring an artist to pay a fee to a Corporation in order to own something that already belongs to them!

Can you imagine the revenue at $5 a pop? It boggles the mind. King George never had it so good.

This is something that every artist in the USA must take action against. Read about it here and here

Here’s a draft of a letter concerned artists can send to their U.S. Senators:

Dear Senator _________

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