15 July 2012

EU Directive On Orphan Works So Bad It Makes Things Worse

Orphan works (or maybe that should be "hostage works") have become a really hot area in the copyright debate. That's because increasing numbers of people have realized how insane the current situation is whereby millions of older works, that are out of print and have no obvious owners, remain locked away because of copyright. This has led to various proposals around the world to liberate them, while still protecting the copyright holders if they later appear and assert ownership. 

On Techdirt.

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