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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: http://www.collegeart.org/publications/orphan-works/

Copyright Board of Canada: Unlocatable Copyright Owners:
http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/unlocatable/index-e.html

Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding orphan works: http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2005/70fr3739.html

Initial round of submitted orphan works comments available through the Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/index.html

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

Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic
http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/OW0595-Glushko-Samuelson.pdf

Library Copyright Alliance
http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/OW0658-LCA.pdf

College Art Association
http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/OW0647-CAA.pdf

Recording Industry Association of America http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/OW0687-RIAA.pdf

Association of American Universities
http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/OW0653-AAU.pdf

American Film Heritage Association
http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/OW0520-AFHA.pdf

Professional Photographers of America
http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/OW0642-PPA.pdf

Save the Music/Creative Commons
http://www.copyright.gov/orphan/comments/OW0643-STM-CreativeCommons.pdf


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. http://www.library.cmu.edu/Libraries/FeasibilityStudyFinalReport.pdf

———. "Exploring the Feasibility of Seeking Copyright Permissions," Presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, June 2001.  http://www.library.cmu.edu/Libraries/FeasibilityStudy.ppt

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Hirtle, Peter B.  "Unpublished Materials, New Technologies and Copyright: Facilitating Scholarly Use," Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA 49, no. 1 (Fall, 2001): 259-75.  http://dspace.library.cornell.edu/handle/1813/58

Katie Dean, "Copyright Reform to Free Orphans?"  Wired News, April 12, 2005.  http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,67139,00.html

Pritcher, Lynn.  "Ad*Access: Seeking Copyright Permissions for a Digital Age," D-Lib Magazine 6, no. 2 (February 2000).  http://www.dlib.org/dlib/february00/pritcher/02pritcher.html