Digital (on Line) Libraries: Problems with Orphan Works and Works Out of Print – Possible Solutions

Posted: 13 Jan 2011  

Remus Titiriga

INHA University

Date Written: January 12, 2011

Abstract

An orphan work is a copyrighted work for which is difficult or impossible to contact the copyright holder. The out-of-print works are copyrighted works not commercially available, as declared by the appropriate right holders, regardless of the existence of tangible copies of the work as normally understood.

Both of the categories pose a number of problems related to the balance between the protection of the rights of the authors (or in general the copyright owners) and the access of public to original creations (as landmark of all copyright law). The paper examine different national solutions concerning the orphan works and out-of-print works.

Keywords: orphan works, out-of-print works

Suggested Citation

Titiriga, Remus, Digital (on Line) Libraries: Problems with Orphan Works and Works Out of Print – Possible Solutions (January 12, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1739298 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1739298

Remus Titiriga (Contact Author)

INHA University ( email )

100 Inharo, Nam-gu
Incheon, 402-751
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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