Guidance

Orphan works appeals process

Process for both applicants and right holders who wish to appeal against decisions we have made in relation to orphan works.

Documents

Orphan works licensing scheme appeal guidance

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Details

Orphan works are copyright works where one or more right holder is unknown or cannot be located. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) can issue a licence to allow these works to be used. This guidance provides advice on how to appeal against a decision by the IPO. It contains advice both for people applying for an orphan works licence and also for any right holder for an orphan work.

Published 17 November 2014