Orphan works

07-09-2012

Large-scale initiatives to digitise the collections of libraries have raised the problem of rights related to "orphan works" - those for which rights-holders cannot be identified or found. The Commission has proposed a Directive which seeks to find a balance between protecting potential rights-holders and facilitating certain uses of orphan works in the internal market.

Large-scale initiatives to digitise the collections of libraries have raised the problem of rights related to "orphan works" - those for which rights-holders cannot be identified or found. The Commission has proposed a Directive which seeks to find a balance between protecting potential rights-holders and facilitating certain uses of orphan works in the internal market.