The Union des ecrivaines et des ecrivains quebecois has joined several author groups in filing a lawsuit against several U.S. universities for digitizing orphan works (books out of print and the author cannot be located).
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European Commissioner Neelie Kroes has called for a change in approach on copyright and orphan works to foster bringing more cultural content online. In a speech today, she stated “we must move away from the current playing field for specialists in copyright law. It is high time to understand that, […]
The NY Times features an op-ed by Lawrence Lessig that criticizes the current orphan works bill in the U.S., advocating instead for a registration system after 14 years of initial protection.
Library and Archives Canada has released the public responses to its 2007 Canadian Digital Information Strategy. The consultation generated a significant number of responses with many submissions urging the LAC to adopt a stronger position on copyright reform. Key issues include: freeing up orphan works removing restrictive crown copyright provisions […]
This has been an exceptionally busy week, but I don't want some important stories to fall through the cracks: The NY Times on how courts are citing Wikipedia entries with growing frequency, while Simon Chester at Slaw provides a comparative Commonwealth look at the issue. Romania's President tells Bill Gates […]