Copyright, orphan works, and digital library collections.

1 Jun

Another example of how thick copyright protection causes a chilling effect that restricts creativity, scholarship, and the flow of information.  Orphan works are works which are under copyright protection, but their are not known.  The University of California  has a potential wealth of what they believe to be orphan works that it hesitates to digitize because of possible infringement suits…

Read more here:

http://chronicle.com/article/Out-of-Fear-Institutions-Lock/127701/

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