May 16, 2022

Bloomberg: "Digital Libraries May Include More Book, Music Copyrights Under EU Overhaul"

From Bloomberg:

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.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.