Green Light for Grey Literature? Orphan Works, Web-Archiving and other Digitization Initiatives – Recent Developments in U.S. Copyright Law and Policy

Tomas Lipinski
This paper reviews recent legislative and case developments in the area of copyright law affecting the collection, preservation including digitization and dissemination of grey literature. Alternative frameworks for crafting a legislative solution to impediments the copyright present to these uses are discussed. This includes review of pending legislation targeting the problem of so-called “orphan works” offering a limitation on the monetary damages or injunctive relief the copyright owner may be granted and another pending proposal...
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