Bloomberg: "Digital Libraries May Include More Book, Music Copyrights Under EU Overhaul"
Digital libraries may be able to include more copyrighted works under European Union rules proposed [on Tuesday].
The European Commission is seeking to bolster the EU-funded Internet library Europeana, a rival to the Internet book service operated by Google Inc., owner of the most popular Internet- search engine.
Some so-called orphan works, including newspapers and video footage for which no one can be identified to authorize digital use, may be included in digital libraries after a “diligent search” can’t trace the author, the commission said.
See Also: Full Text Documents from the EU:
- Text of the proposal; PDF (preliminary version)
- Impact assessment; PDF (preliminary version)
- Citizen’s summary; PDF (preliminary version)
- Frequently asked questions (MEMO/11/333)
- Additional Orphan Works Materials From EU
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.