Extended Collective Licensing to Enable Mass Digitization: A Critique of the U.S. Copyright Office Proposal

European Intellectual Property Review, January 2016, Forthcoming

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2683522

14 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2015

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Pamela Samuelson

University of California, Berkeley - School of Law

Date Written: October 29, 2015

Abstract

This article offers several reasons why the U.S. Copyright Office’s recent proposal to create an extended collective licensing (ECL) pilot program for certain mass digitization activities is problematic. It considers some alternative approaches that may provide more promising ways to broaden public access to in-copyright works.

Keywords: copyright, mass digitization, collective licensing

Suggested Citation

Samuelson, Pamela, Extended Collective Licensing to Enable Mass Digitization: A Critique of the U.S. Copyright Office Proposal (October 29, 2015). European Intellectual Property Review, January 2016, Forthcoming; UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 2683522. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2683522

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