Copyright: Orphan Works

Orphan works are works whose copyright holders cannot be identified or found – and are not made publicly available by libraries for fear that rights holders will come forward, initiate legal action, and demand statutory damages of up to $150,000 a work.

Submissions from the Library Copyright Alliance

Comments, Statements, and Letters on the topic of orphan works from the Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), whose members include the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and the Association of College and Research Libraries

Additional Information

Orphan Works at the U.S. Copyright Office

Notices of Inquiry, Public Comments, Public Roundtables, Proposed Legislation, Testimony, Studies, and Reports