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University of Michigan Library to Tackle Orphan Works

Link: http://www.lib.umich.edu/orphan-works

The University of Michigan Library will be sharing digital copies of their orphan works, that is, copyrighted works which have no identifiable owner, with the University community. Paul Courant, the University Librarian, says that the project is integral to the mission of the library, and that the sharing of the orphan works is a "fair use" of the material, stating that "sharing these orphan works does no economic harm to any person or organization, while not doing so harms scholarship and learning..." .....

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