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March 25, 2005
How to Fix the Orphan Works Problem
James Boyle of the Center for the Study of the Public Domain sends word that he has posted the Center's comments to the US Copyright Office on the optimal system for using orphan films [PDF] and orphan works [PDF]. (Not coincidentally, today is the deadline for submitting comments.)
Says Jamie, "For both of them we interviewed people around the country on their experiences. Some amazing stories came out of that, and the orphan films research is tragic. At the end of the orphan works report, we offer a proposal to fix the problem." Check it out.
Update (5:22 p.m.): Via Gavin Baker of Free Culture, two more submissions to the Copyright Office:
Update #2 (March 27): Via C.E. Petit
, another proposal
for handling the orphan works problem, this one from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
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