27 May, 2008
15 May, 2008
08 May, 2008
The subject of 'Orphan Works' is currently causing a stir in the USA with proposed legislation called the 'Orphan Works Bill'.
It basically proposes that if someone cannot identify the creator of an image following a basic search, then they can call the image an 'Orphan Work' and use it however they want without having to obtain permission and regardless of who owns the copyright.
Though this is proposed US legislation, it could affect all international artists as it could be your images that are described and used as 'Orphan Works' in this way.
The Illustrators' Partnership based in North America is leading the campaigning against this bill and is asking people to write in now and express their concerns with a pro-forma letter they have supplied:
"For international artists and our colleagues overseas, we’ve provided a special link, with a sample letter and instructions as to whom to write."
07 May, 2008
a, I didn't know him and
b, I was only 6.
So what's old Leighton's connection to Elvis? Well, apart from the spectacular burners that streak down the sides of our faces, we're both beautiful and can sing the birds down from the trees with our deep, honey-toned drawl. Admittedly Elvis was more successful with his singing career than me but how many books did he illustrate? Eh?
Thank you. Thank you very much. You're a beautiful audience ladies and gentlemen.
Leighton has left the blog.