Listen to this interview; it's pretty important.
Don't let the Orphan Bill Pass, or you will lose rights to your work as artists and writers!
Basically, all the work that you do, all the copyrights on it will be VOID.
Quote, "if Congress passes this law, you will lose the right to make money from your own creations! Our government is now working against us by allowing our own citizens to steal your creative works" (Simon, Mark). Hell, even if you're not trying to make money from it, your creative works can legally be stolen.
Protect your rights and let your voice be heard. If we do nothing, the bill will be passed by this summer.
Just in case you feel especially moved and want to contact Congress [usa.gov]
Is anyone else just a wee bit miffed about this?
Well, that wasn't very uplifting...should I go set myself on fire now?
"We are not saying you have to register...but anyone can use your creations if you don't register."
This is another Fine example of Academic Marxists working towards a better tomorrow...for the whole world.