Thursday, February 24, 2022

Orphan Works Legislation

Originally posted January 2009 - Updated February 2022

Please Note: ConceptArt (from the original post) is no longer available, those links won't work.
Updated Information can be found here at

Orphan Works Copyright Law Being Considered Again in the US

Everything You Know About Copyright Is About To Change - Brad Holland

Here below is the original content I originally posted:

Recently, I received more mail on the subject of Orphan Works Legislation. The body of the letter was actually the text from this website: And here is the video mentioned in the text:


 My answer to this would be: Interesting, to a point. Understandably, everybody is up in arms about this.To get a better view, maybe check out this site: and look under the tab: Legislation. From there, you will find many useful links, articles and blogs regarding this subject. 

These I found informative and interesting: 

 My Quote: NO SOUP IS EATEN AS HOT AS IT IS COOKED. It won't fly without amendments. Currently, there are many art and photo sites on the internet, and from what I read, I don't need a "paid for registry" (though some poor sap might be conned into that) - the existing ones (and any that may follow to make a quick buck) , in my opinion, rate on the same level as Vanity Galleries. The (free) service ConceptArt speaks of is also served by many other sites (I belong to oodles of art and photo sites, besides my own website, and through any one of them searchers can get my contact easily, so none of my works are 'orphaned')............


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Image by ❤️ Remains Healthy ❤️ from Pixabay 


Yes - proof positive FACEBOOK IS BEING STUPID!

This is from the USA Conversation, and I am posting from Austria!!!!!
There are no Kangaroos in Austria, you Zuckerberg Morons!


In response to Australian government legislation, Facebook restricts the posting of news links and all posts from news Pages in Australia. Globally, the posting and sharing of news links from Australian publications is restricted.

Subsequently, I shared this on Facebook from my Twitter Feed:

How the media may be making the COVID-19 mental health epidemic worse

This happened to me yesterday already when I tried to share a UK Conversation Article, but yesterday there was no warning, just a error message, and subsequently I posted a question on Facebook which caused a lot of head scratching, until he mystery got solved today.  

​Eventually, I resorted to the same "trick" of posting my Twitter feed

From trippy drugs to therapeutic aids – how psychedelics got their groove back

Both of these articles are highly recommended to read, they deal directly, and the second one indirectly, with Corona Virus issues, so please follow the links.


Friday, February 5, 2021

Artist of the Month February 2021 - FATIMA TAYLOR (AZIMOVA)



Our Artist for the month of 
February 2021 is


 ​Please click this image to visit her gallery page. ▲

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Minoan Epiphany - A Bronze Age Visionary Culture

I am posting here a copy from my friend Bruce Rimell's publication, with the purpose to bring it to a larger audience.

The original web page is found HERE

THE MINOAN EPIPHANY: A Bronze Age Visionary Culture

Archaeological Evidence for Ecstatic Ritual and Altered States of Consciousness in Cretan Prehistory

Genre: Archaeology / Art / Aegean Prehistory
Size: 296 pages with over 180 illustrations
Format: PDF Electronic Publication
Release Date: January 2021
Available to read or download for free via the links below

Representing an interesting forerunner to Bruce Rimell's Visionary Humanist philosophy which represents the majority of his current independent research interests, ‘The Minoan Epiphany: A Bronze Age Visionary Culture’ is the culmination of several years of research into the Minoan civilisation and surrounding contemporary cultures of the Bronze Age Aegean.

This volume gathers research from 2009-13, which formed a website presentation entitled 'The Minoan Epiphany', together with art historical essays on Minoan themes from the years 2014-15, supplemented with new research on selected Bronze Age Aegean artefacts conducted in 2020.

This 296 page Electronic Publication in PDF format is exclusively available for free download from Xibalba Books and a higher quality version from Bruce Rimell's portal. A version of this Electronic Publication is also available for free viewing at Google Books.

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