Writers, Photogs Blast Expanding Access To Orphan Works

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 5:45 PM EST) -- Groups representing writers and photographers warned the U.S. Copyright Office in comments submitted before a Monday deadline that proposed legislation to expand access to "orphan works," for which the copyright owner cannot be readily identified, could threaten their livelihoods.

The Copyright Office has called the orphan works issue one of its top priorities and it called for public suggestions about how to address it in advance of possibly proposing legislation to Congress. In response, many groups said the legislation was needed to make such works more available,...
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