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 as well as local public libraries. Orphan works include published and unpublished works; literary works, photographs, illustrations, television commercials and musical scores; domestic and foreign works.

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