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The Copyright Problems of ‘Orphan Works’ for University Lecturers and Researchers

  • Malcolm Kendall
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Malcolm Kendall offers guidance on how to establish whether a work is in fact an orphan work and examines efforts being made here and overseas in devising systems to make the search easier.

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1 Gowers, A, Gowers Review of Intellectual Property, Crown Copyright, December 2006. http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/other/0118404830/0118404830.pdf

2 The Publishers Association, Orphan Works. The PA Position, The Publishers Association, October 2007. Downloadable from the Publishers Association Website: http://www.publishers.org.uk then following links: About publishing; FAQs; Copyright; and then: “How do I get copyright for a dead author/defunct publisher for copyright permissions?”

3 Padfield, T, Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers, 4th ed, London, Facet Publishing, March 2010, ISBN 978-1-85604-705-0.

4 Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading, FOB (Firms Out of Business): http://tyler.hrc.utexas.edu/fob_about.cfm

5 Harry Ransom Center and University of Reading, WATCH (Writers, Artists and Their Copyright Holders) http://research.hrc.utexas.edu/watch/about.cfm

6 Joint Guidelines on Copyright and Academic Research, The British Academy and the Publishers Association, April 2008. Downloadable from the Publishers Association Website: http://www.publishers.org.uk then following links: Copyright & Piracy; Guidelines

7 Padfield, T, Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers, 3th ed, London, Facet Publishing, 2007, p. 90

8 Saunders, S, Who Controls Image Licensing? – Debates around the UK Digital Economy Bill, New Media Knowledge, 5 May 2010. http://www.nmk.co.uk/article/2010/5/5/who-controls-image-licensing-%E2%80%93-debates-around-the-uk-digital-economy-bill

9 Juden, S, How to unlock Orphan Works: Further debates around the UK Digital Economy Bill, New Media Knowledge, 14 June 2010. http://www.nmk.co.uk/articles/1307

10 Brindley, L et al, Unlock collections for digital access to all, The Times, 3 February 2010, p.25. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/letters/article7012499.ece

11 Duffy, M et al, Orphan Works, The Times, 8 February 2010, p.25. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/letters/article7018399.ece

12 Why ARROW matters to publishers, The Publishers Association, May 2010. http://www.pls.org.uk/Pages/ARROW%20document.pdf

13 Publishers Licensing Society, ARROW and publisher-sourced bibliographic data. http://www.pls.org.uk/Pages/dataforarrow.aspx

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