Congress To Mull Orphan Works Legislation
The Orphan Works Act of 2006 (H.R. 5439), penned by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), would minimize penalties for copyright infringement if an infringer makes a “reasonably diligent search” to locate the owner of a copyrighted work without success.
According to Rep. Smith, the orphan works issue arises when someone who wants to use...
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