UK Orphan Works Law Scares Photogs, Attys Call For Calm

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT) -- A new U.K. law allowing the use of "orphan works," for which the copyright owner cannot be easily identified, has been attacked by photographers and other groups as a dramatic weakening of copyrights, but attorneys say it is unclear how the new system will work and upcoming regulations should assuage those concerns.

The orphan works law, contained in larger package of business and regulatory reforms enacted April 24 and published on Thursday, will allow commercial or noncommercial use of copyrighted works when the owner cannot be...
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