Guidance

Orphan works commercial and non-commercial licences

Guidance for commercial and non-commercial users on the orphan works licensing scheme.

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Orphan works are copyright works where one or more right holder is unknown or cannot be found. The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) can issue a licence to allow these works to be used. This guidance explains how a commercial or non-commercial licence might be useful for you.

Published 2 August 2016