The Use of Subject Matter with Missing Owners - Australian Copyright Policy Options

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Report
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2011, pp. 1 - 26 (26)
Issue Date:
2011-08-01
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Orphan works, in which copyright owners are either missing or not locatable, present a significant problem in copyright law. Commissioned by Screen Rights, this paper addresses two reforms: one directed at users of unpublished non-commercial subject matter, while the other considers all users of published subject matter. More broadly, the paper suggests copyright reform regarding mass digitisation and re-use projects should be separately resolved as a question of public policy.
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