Message from discussion EU to breath life into 'orphan' works.
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From: Jorgen Grahn <grahn+n...@snipabacken.se>
Subject: Re: EU to breath life into 'orphan' works.
Date: 9 Oct 2012 13:44:22 GMT
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On Mon, 2012-10-08, Cryptoengineer wrote:
> [This may be of interest over on rasf.composition, but my last
> crossposting turned into a fiasco, so someone else can repost it if
> need be. - pt]
> It looks like the EU is moving towards easing copyright restrictions
> on 'orphan works', allowing them to be digitized and distributed. It
> requires a 'diligent' search for owners, and compensation if they turn
> up later.
So this will only be relevant for corporations like Google, not
> If I read correctly, publishers of orphan works would be required to
> collect 'equivalent' fees to (1) hold for the owner, in case they show
> up, and (2) prevent an orphan work from displacing equivalent non-
> orphan works.
(2) seems really weird to me. Shouldn't we also place a fee on other
free or low-cost pleasures, then? A tax on telling jokes maybe, so it
doesn't have an unfair advantage over TV sitcoms?
> There is a great deal of old SF that will be affected by this ruling.
// Jorgen Grahn <grahn@ Oo o. . .
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