Category Archives: Orphan Works

Fundamentals of Copyright and the Problem with Lost Owners: unintended consequences (Part Two)

As discussed in The Fundamentals of Copyright and the Problem with Lost Owners (Part One) the exclusive rights of copyright attach automatically to a work, whether a photograph or a poem, once it has been transposed into tangible form. However, … Continue reading

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Fundamentals of Copyright and the Problem with Lost Owners (Part One)

Many people find the comparison of real property to intellectual property disconcerting or inappropriate. The arguments I have heard include “one is tangible, the other is intangible” or ” a finite number of people can use one, while millions of … Continue reading

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