Extended Collective Licensing to Enable Mass Digitization: A Critique of the U.S. Copyright Office Proposal
European Intellectual Property Review, January 2016, Forthcoming
14 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 29, 2015
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
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