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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

How orphan works affect research in history

The problem of orphan works affects every sphere of copyright, from entertainment to science. In a public draft of her comment to the U.S. Copyright Office, Elizabeth Townsend describes some of the specific problems that orphan works raise for historians.

(PS: Remember that if you want to submit comments on the orphan works problem to the U.S. Copyright Office, they are due by March 25 --this Friday. Reply comments are due by May 9. The easiest way to submit a comment is through the web form created by Free Culture, EFF, and Public Knowledge.)