Orphan works

  1. Orphan Works Bills On The Move

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Senate and House versions of orphan works bills, which would make copyrighted works available for licensing even if the owners cannot be located, moved forward today. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to report the bill to the Senate floor for ...

  2. Orphan Works Hits Congress

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading members of the Senate and House Judiciary Committees today introduced legislation that would make more copyrighted works available for licensing even if the copyright owners cannot be found. Under the bills, potential users of these so-cal ...

  3. FMC Summit Puts Spotlight On 'Orphan Works'

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A panel at yesterday's Future of Music Coalition summit addressed the growing issue of "orphan works," defined as "unlocateable copyright works." These recordings are often old folk ballads whose copyright was always uncle ...

  4. 'Orphan Works' Legislation Introduced In House

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, introduced in the House today (May 23) the Orphan Works Act of 2006, which creates new guidelines for use of copyrighted material when the original owner cannot be loca U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, introduced in ...

  5. Copyright

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: Copyright Office seeks comments This Week's Story: Copyright Office Examining 'Orphan Works' By Susan Butler NEW YORK -- The U.S. Copyright Office is seeking comments on whether there are compelling concerns ...

  6. Family Entertainment Act Back In Play

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawmakers reintroduce copyright bill. Federal lawmakers yesterday (Jan. 25) reintroduced the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, H.R. 357. The bill has three sections. The Family Movie Act would allow parents to use technology in the h ...