Orphan Works: A Lame Duck Countdown Part V. Through the Looking Glass


Orphan Works advocates defend their proposals by saying they’re necessary to put users in touch with copyright owners. They say this isn’t happening now because of a market failure in commercial markets.

Speaking at a Congressional Seminar March 31, 2006, Copyright Office attorney Jule Sigall explained why they believed artists needed Congress to “push” them to [...]

Orphan Works: A Lame Duck Countdown: Part II

Orphan Works: A Lame Duck Countdown:
Part II. The Legislative Blueprint


The “legislative blueprint” for the Orphan Works Act was not drafted by the Copyright Office after their year-long Orphan Works study, but before it, by law students at the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic.