“Reasonably diligent search” guidelines for orphan works shine a light on what is expected of streaming services hiding behind the MMA safe harbor giveaway.
When you read through the Music Modernization Act’s prohibition on statutory damages, “reasonably diligent search” and global rights database clauses, you can’t help but think of the orphan works efforts from years past by some of the same cast of characters that is around the MMA in the Congress. Orphan works–if you recall–was a […]
A question came up regarding copyright registration at the May 16, 2013 House IP Subcommittee hearing featuring Professor Pamela Samuelson. Professor Samuelson teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and also runs the Samuelson Glushko system of academic legal centers (the “Glushko” is Professor Samuelson’s husband, Dr. Robert Glushko, a Santa Clara Valley (aka […]
MTP readers will remember Brad Holland’s excellent article documenting the struggle by artists against the “orphan works” legislation (“Orphan Works and the War on Artists“). The British have their own version of that legislation pending in the Parliament, the “Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill” which has in it the hated Clause 68 among others that […]