Orphan Works – Lessig and More

Orphan Works – Lessig and More

Stanford Law Prof. Larry Lessig explains what’s wrong with the Congress’s proposed Orphan Works copyright bill (Senate version is here) in this New York Times op-ed.

Peter Hirtle has this related post with examples of why a solution is needed at Mary Minow’s LibraryLaw Blog. And the Congressional Research Service report cited by Lessig as estimating that “just 2 percent of copyrighted works that are 55 to 75 years old retain any commercial value” is here. And cited here in Justice Breyer’s Eldred v. Ashcroft dissent.

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