Published by the Center for Media and Social Impact that consists of the following coordinating organizations:
- The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Washington College of Law, American University
- Center for Media & Social Impact, School of Communication, American University
- The Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project
Over 150 librarians, archivists and other memory institution professionals have contributed to the development of this Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use of Collections Containing Orphan Works. This statement provides clear and easy to understand guidance for memory institutions that seek to provide digital preservation and access to collections containing copyrighted, orphan works under the doctrine of fair use.
Note: ALA will hold a free webinar tomorrow (December 4, 2014) at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific. It will be available at this URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r3jb19su2pe/ and is scheduled to run one hour. Registration is NOT required.
The webinar is part of the ALA Washington Office Copy Talk series.
Recordings of two previously held CopyTalk webinars are also available online:
- Open licensing and the public domain
Tools and policies to support libraries, scholars, and the public (with Tim Vollmer from the Creative Commons)
Recorded on October 2, 2014.
- International copyright (with Janice Pilch from Rutgers University Library)
Recorded on August 7, 2014.