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Copyright and the regulation of orphan works

A comparative review of seven jurisdictions and a rights clearance simulation.

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Copyright and the regulation of orphan works

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‘Orphan works’ are works in which copyright still subsists, but where the rightholder, whether it be the creator of the work or successor in title, cannot be located.

This report was commissioned to assist the UK government in evaluating policy options in the implementation of the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property & Growth (2011) to enable and price the use of orphan works.

Authors: Marcella Favale, Fabian Homberg, Martin Kretschmer, Dinusha Mendis, and Davide Secchi

Published 2 July 2013