Post Tagged with: "orphan works"

Quebec Author Association Joins Lawsuit Against U.S. Universities

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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September 14, 2011 Comments are Disabled News

EU: Time For a New Approach on Copyright

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, […]

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March 10, 2011 10 comments News

Lessig on the U.S. Orphan Works Bill

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.

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May 20, 2008 Comments are Disabled News

LAC Digitization Strategy Respondents Call For Stronger Copyright Position

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 […]

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February 28, 2008 20 comments News

Must Reads

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 […]

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February 1, 2007 5 comments News