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Orphan Works

Orphan Works Resources

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Society of American Archivists Issue "Orphan Works: Statement of Best Practices" (September 29, '09)

ARL-AALL-MLA Orphan Works Teleconference, May 2, 2005

College Art Association Orphan Works Initiative:

Copyright Board of Canada: Unlocatable Copyright Owners:

Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding orphan works:

Initial round of submitted orphan works comments available through the Copyright Office:

The following are illustrative of comments by a range of interests:

Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic

Library Copyright Alliance

College Art Association

Recording Industry Association of America

Association of American Universities

American Film Heritage Association

Professional Photographers of America

Save the Music/Creative Commons

Literature on Orphan Works and Copyright Permissions

Burningham, Bradd.  "Copyright Permissions: A Pilot Project to Determine Costs, Procedures, & Staffing Requirements," Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Information Supply 11, no. 2 (2000): 95-111.

George, Carole A.  Exploring the Feasibility of Seeking Copyright Permissions--Final Report, Carnegie Mellon Libraries, 2002.

———. "Exploring the Feasibility of Seeking Copyright Permissions," Presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, June 2001.

Hawkos, Lisa J. "Copyright Compliance in the Visual Resources Collection," VRA Bulletin 28, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 38-41.

Hirtle, Peter B.  "Unpublished Materials, New Technologies and Copyright: Facilitating Scholarly Use," Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA 49, no. 1 (Fall, 2001): 259-75.

Katie Dean, "Copyright Reform to Free Orphans?"  Wired News, April 12, 2005.,1284,67139,00.html

Pritcher, Lynn.  "Ad*Access: Seeking Copyright Permissions for a Digital Age," D-Lib Magazine 6, no. 2 (February 2000).