[Libs-Or] Library Copyright Alliance Submits Reply Comments to Copyright Office on Orphan Works

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 9 14:10:24 PST 2013


Library Copyright Alliance Submits Reply Comments to Copyright Office on
Orphan Works
Posted on March 8, 2013 by TWegner

<http://www.librarycopyrightalliance.org/>On March 5, the Library Copyright
Alliance <http://www.librarycopyrightalliance.org/>
of which the American Library Association is a member) filed reply
to the US Copyright Office in response to the office's October 22,
2012, Notice of Inquiry about the current state of play with orphan works
and mass digitization.

LCA reviewed the comments filed to date and concluded that

the significant diversity of opinion expressed in the initial comments
submitted in the response to the Copyright Office's Notice of Inquiry
Concerning Orphan Works and Mass Digitization indicates that it will be
extremely difficult to forge a consensus approach to these issues...In light
of these fundamental disagreements, LCA recommends that the Copyright
Office pursue non-legislative solutions such as continuing to make the
Copyright Office records more accessible. Moreover, the Office should seek
to bolster fair use in both judicial and international fora. If the
Copyright Office does decide to recommend a legislative solution, the only
approach likely to achieve consensus is, as we suggested in our initial
comments, a one sentence amendment to 17 U.S.C. § 504(c)(2) that grants
courts the discretion to reduce or remit statutory damages if the user
conducted a reasonably diligent search prior to the use.

For more, see LCA's original
to the Copyright Office.

Also see the full list of
the Copyright Office's website.


*Diedre Conkling**
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR 97365
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