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Court rulings and “bad actors” plague orphan works roundtables

While reviewing my notes from last week’s orphan works roundtables, it is clear that some rights holders were still stinging from the results of two recent court rulings–the HathiTrust and Google Book Search decisions. In both of these decisions the court validated that the scanning of books were transformative fair…

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“Safe zone” established during orphan works roundtable

It’s become a tradition for rights holders, creators and cultural institutions such as libraries, archives and museums, to gather to debate about orphan works legislation. For those not in the know, back in 2006, the Copyright Office published a report (pdf) on works that are thought to be “orphans.” These…

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Library Copyright Alliance Submits Comments on Orphan Works

On Monday, January 14, 2013, the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) (whose members are the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries and Association of College and Research Libraries) filed comments (pdf) with the U.S. Copyright Office in response to their October 22, 2012, Notice of Inquiry about the current state…

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…and the food was good

Maybe it was the sea air. Maybe it was because I got out of town, all (well most) expenses paid. Maybe it was because the topic was NOT ebooks. In any case, the 16th Annual Berkeley Center for Law and Technology/Berkeley Technology Law Journal Symposium on Orphan Works and Mass…

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Library Copyright Alliance speaks out against Authors Guild’s decision to file a lawsuit against HathiTrust and partners

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), whose members include the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries, today released a statement (pdf) in response to the Authors Guild’s decision to file a lawsuit, Authors Guild, Inc. et al. v. HathiTrust et al.,…

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