Art theft might be legalized in the US
This new law being proposed through the US Congress will affect everyone who creates artwork. If passed, bill (number S.2913) will be known as "Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act", and it deals with copyrighted artwork whose creator "could not be found".
In a nutshell, under this new law, anything created by anybody (dead or alive) can be used without legal penalties by thieves for as long as they prove that they made a "diligent effort" to find the copyright owner. LOL
The only protection left to content creators (artists) is to register each and every one of your artwork with the US Copyright Office. As an example, my little dA gallery has about 452 pieces posted since 2005, and if registering each of them would cost let's say $2, I would be paying like $904 dollars just to avoid being ripped off clean by art thieves. Needless to say that people with larger galleries may