112 Poster Size photos of Hayley-Marie Coppin by D & L Bell
Added April 4, 2010
Body in Mind is very diligent in fighting content theft - today called "file sharing" - because we work very hard to create our photo sets and videos and we need to make money to continue. The government is supposed to defend artists and creators like us from copyright infringement but sadly they do not. In fact, most laws passed in the last 10 years - such as Digital Millenium Copyright Act - only make illegal file-sharing easier for the criminals and harder for the creators. Worse still, many legislators are now talking about dropping copyright laws completely, and replacing them with a system in which creators will have to beg the most prolific content sharers for a small piece of these thieves profits. Seems impossible but it's a fact. Even more shocking: big entertainment giants seem to like this idea. They'll get the biggest cut. But where does this leave small individual artists and creators? How can we possibly 'out beg' huge corporations? What if we don't want to participate in any system that punishes creators and rewards thieves? The simple solution: the government needs to enforce existing copyright laws. When internet publishers are held responsible for what they publish, the way newspapers are, illegal file sharing will just stop.