This is horrible news for artists the world over, not just the ones within the states. This Orphaned Works bill which is going through congress right now is terrible.
I cant help but think of the Pirate Party in Sweden and how, even though what they are doing (supplying links to creative content in the form of torrent files) is controversial, still sits better with me than this Orphaned Works bill which would render any and all work produced by artists a risk of being used by an unknown user legally.
If you are a creative of any sort, please follow the link here to hear more about this and stay on this topic.
Who will prove to be the real Pirates at the end of the day? I am scared to think about it...