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Orphan Works/Mass Digitization

LCA Expresses Gratitude for the Support of Orphan Works

On March 12, 2008, the Library Copyright Alliance delivered letters to U.S. Representatives Howard L. Berman (D, California), Howard Coble (R, North Carolina), and the members of the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property expressing gratitude to the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight for holding a hearing on orphan works. The letter...

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LCA Expresses Concerns with Proposed Statutory Damages Legislation

On December 12, 2007, the Library Copyright Alliance hand delivered a letter to U.S. Representatives Howard L. Berman (D, California) and Howard Coble (R, North Carolina) expressing serious concerns with the proposed Section 104 of H.R. 4279. The letter states that section 104 would exacerbate the orphan works situation by greatly increasing the amount of statutory damages plaintiffs could recover...

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LCA Supports Orphan Works Act of 2006

On September 7, 2006, the Library Copyright Alliance, wrote in support of the Orphan Works Act. The Act will help resolve issues surrounding orphan works, works whose owners are difficult or impossible to locate. Resolving the orphan works issue will present significant new educational opportunities because these works will be publicly accessible and available to students, faculty and the public.

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LCA Survey Results on Orphan Works

On March 25, 2005, The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) responded to the Copyright Office’s timely Notice of Inquiry concerning orphan works. In response to the Notice of Inquiry, the associations in LCA contacted their members to gather information concerning their experience with the orphan work problem. These responses indicate that the problem exists at large research libraries affiliated with universities...

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