What is this world coming to?

There's a bill going up in both the House of Representatives and the Senate that will really hurt visual artists. It's called the Orphan Works Bill and will essentially require artists to copyright any work (from a painting to family snapshot) with private registries. Otherwise that work will be free for commercial use. Completely unfair and downright retarded. Please take a minute to attach your name to this pre-written letter to your representatives saying NO to the Orphan Works Bill!