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Subject: [Leica] RE: Orphan Works - . A MUST READ EVERYONE! :-( DON'T CRYLATER
From: ISILVERMN at (
Date: Mon May 12 21:34:33 2008

After reviewing the Orphan Works Bill, I wrote to both of my senators and  
congressman yesterday expressing my opposition to it.
To my surprise, I received this reply from Sen. Diane Feinstein  today:
Dear Mr.  Silverman:
Thank you for writing to me about orphan  works copyright legislation. I 
appreciate hearing from you. 
America's copyright industry  is one of our most important economic engines, 
and giving artists the incentive  to produce their works is vital to our 
country. As I am sure you know, the creative  process is so important that 
Founding Fathers put copyright protection into  the U.S. Constitution. That 
is why 
I feel so strongly that we must continue to  give copyrighted works the 
protection they  deserve. 
I understand your concerns  regarding the status of orphan works, and I 
believe that all artists should be  able to maintain their right to be 
for their hard work. Please know  that if the Senate considers legislation 
that affects orphan works I  will be sure to keep  your thoughts and 
concerns in 
Again, thank you for writing. If you should have any further comments or  
questions, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, DC staff at 
224-3841 or _http://feinstein.senate.gov_ ( . 
Sincerely yours,  
Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator 
Maybe somebody is listening? 
Best Regards, 
Ira Silverman 
Irvine, CA

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