The Orphan Works Problem: Recent Developments, Proposed Legislation, and Alternative Solutions
Date: Monday, February 25, 2013 - NEW PROGRAM DATE!
Format: Live Webinar and Teleconference
Duration: 90 minutes
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern
9:00 AM-10:30 AM Central
8:00 AM-9:30 AM Mountain
7:00 AM-8:30 AM Pacific
The orphan works problem is generally defined as the situation where the owner of a copyrighted work cannot be located by someone who wishes to make use of the work in a manner that requires permission. Given recent and contentious efforts to enable mass digitization and large-scale digital access and reuse of these works, this session will explore the renewed interest and recent work in both the United States and abroad that is aimed toward developing legislative and other solutions to the orphan works problem.
Speakers will examine the history of the problem, early attempts at enacting legislative solutions in the United States, current efforts by the United States Copyright Office and the European Commission to develop legislation and directives allowing for limited use of orphan works, and current thinking on why legislation should be limited or may not be necessary in the United States given our existing limitations and exceptions such as fair use.
NEW PROGRAM DATE! - Monday, February 25, 2013
June M. Besek, Esq., Executive Director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and Arts, Columbia Law School,
New York, NY
Karyn Temple Clagget, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs, United States Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Marco Giorello, Legal Officer, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Kevin Smith, Director, Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC
Jennifer M. Urban (Moderator), Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, University of California Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA
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