The Orphan Works Problem: The Copyright Conundrum Of Digitizing Large-Scale Audiovisual Archives, And How To Solve It
This article considers six regulatory solutions to the orphan works problem: incentivising the sharing of rights management information; extended collective licensing; indemnity or security; compulsory licensing; limited liability; and statutory limitation.
Open Access Scope in Open GLAM
As Part Three of a series, this Medium post discusses the scope of open access used to define the ongoing Open GLAM survey conducted by Douglas McCarthy and Andrea Wallace.
Licensing policy and practice in Open GLAM
As Part Two of a series, this Medium post examines the licensing policy and practice in the field as demonstrated by the ongoing Open GLAM survey conducted by Douglas McCarthy and Andrea Wallace.
Uncovering the global picture of Open GLAM
As Part One of a series, this Medium post explores the origins and motivations for the ongoing Open GLAM survey conducted by Douglas McCarthy and Andrea Wallace.
Tools & Resources
Survey of GLAM open access policy and practice
This comprehensive survey collects instances of Open GLAM policy and practice from around the world.
With Enough Eyeballs All Searches are Diligent: Mobilizing the Crowd in Copyright Clearance for Mass Digitization
This journal article considers whether elements of the diligent search process for identifying and contacting rightsholders could be remotely delegated to individuals through crowdsourcing.
From the Editor: Archives and the Law
This editorial is Terry Cook's introduction to a special edition of Archivaria on 'Archives and the Law,' where he refers to copyright as the 'perennial hornet's nest for archivists.'
Fine-tuning European copyright law to strike a balance between the rights of owners and users
This journal article argues that the EU Information Society Directive of 2001 does not achieve harmonisation of copyright law across the EU, using an analysis of the treatment of technological protection measures to demonstrate that the directive has been implemented differently in each member state.
Finding a Home for Orphans: Google Book Search and Orphan Works Law in the United States and Europe
This journal article argues that an international solution is needed to address the problem of orphan works, and suggests extended collective licensing as a possibility.
Extended Collective Licenses and the Nordic Experience: It's a Hybrid but is it a Volvo or a Lemon?
This journal article considers whether extended collective licensing schemes can be imported into jurisdictions outside the Nordic countries, where they originated.