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Copyright Resource Guide: Orphan Works

A guide that provides direction and resources to faculty with regards to the application of the Teach Act, and to students with regard to intellectual property and photocopying.

What are Orphan Works?

Orphan works are copyrighted works created by authors who are untraceable; either because they do not know that they own a work, they are dead, the company that created a work has gone out of business or the ownership of a work cannot be passed down to a relative.

Four Copyright Registry Videos on Orphan Works

Watch four videos by CopyrightRegistry on Copyright & Orphan Works Issues.

Copyright Clearance Center Video on Orphan Works

Corporate Theft: The Orphan Works Bill

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Danielle O'Barto
Gangwish Library
Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar St.
Ottawa, KS 66067