May 16, 2022

U.S. Copyright Offices Continuing Work on Orphan Works Problem With Public Inquiry

Monday’s (October 22, 2012) issue of the Federal Register includes a “notice of inquiry” from the U.S. Copyright Office. Can you help them? The request, where to send your comments, and plenty of background (including sections about ongoing litigation the recent HathiTrust decision, and mass digitization) in the PDF below (can be downloaded).

Orphan Works and Mass Digitization (Notice of Inquiry)

About Gary Price

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.