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The Orphan Bill: Copyright protection under attack in the U.S

90px-copydown.pngAn Orphaned Work is any creative work of art where the artist or copyright owner has released their copyright, whether on purpose, by passage of time, or by lack of proper registration. In the same way that an orphaned child loses the protection of his or her parents, your creative work can become an orphan for others to use without your permission.

Currently, you don’t have to register your artwork to own the copyright. You own a copyright as soon as you create something. International law also supports this. Right now, registration allows you to sue for damages, in addition to fair value.

The only people who benefit from this are those who want to make use of our creative works without paying for them and large companies who will run the new private copyright registries.

Read the rest of this article HERE.

Related audio interview: http://www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com/orphan/orphan_works_information.mp3

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The Great Quake of 1907: Kingston destroyed

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A terrible earthquake occurred in Jamaica on Monday afternoon. Kingston was destroyed, and there was much loss of life.

The shocks continue. Everybody is camping out and there is much distress. A fire started immediately after the earthquake.

The Times, Wed, Jan 16, 1907 (From our correspondent. St Thomas, Jan 15)

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Music, Video & Entertainment

A Beautiful Nerd

Remember that girl in grade 6 who’s head you used to pound with chalkbrush erasers?

The one with the funny name whose lunch smelled.

The geek who would sit alone in the corner of the cafeteria, eating fried bologna and chocolate milk; stopping every now and then to peer nervously over her thick Coca-Cola bottle eyeglasses as if on constant alert for any incoming spitballs?

Remember her?

You flung mud at her once and poisoned her goldfish that she brought in for ‘Pet Day’–then laughed when she tried to revive it with mouth-to-mouth.

That’s how she got the name Fishlips.

Ah, that nerdy girl…even if you don’t remember her, she remembers you.

If you liked this, check:

March 26: Oreinthia Russell
March 12: Sabina
February 26: The Quiet Racquel Jones
February 19: Candice McCalla X Lime Cay
February 12: Bianca Carr
Also… The Girl Next Door is Dead (with Cindy Wright)
Not forgetting… Yendi Phillips
Racquel again… The Devil and Miss Jones

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