Orphan Works Licensing Scheme
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A new licensing scheme launch today could give wider access to
at least 91 million culturally valuable creative works.
What’s the catch?
These works are covered by copyright, but the holders cannot
be found by those who need to seek permission to reproduce them.
Under this new scheme, a license can be granted by the
Intellectual Property Office so that these works can be produced on
websites, in books and TV without infringing copyright, while
protecting the rights of owners so that they can be remunerated if they
The scheme aims to reunite copyright holders with their works
and ensure that they are paid for their creations. The UK scheme will
be administered by the UKIPO and there will be two fees payable for
this service, one licence fee and an administrative fee.
This scheme play an important role in reuniting people with
their rightful works and making sure that they receive the fees that
they are entitled too but at the same time allowing people to license
works where an owner cannot be found.
Written by Thomas Mould
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2014-11-18 10:34:12 in Legal Articles