Several of the articles commissioned for the symposium are now available online. They will be formally published in November 2012 edition of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.
- Maria A. Pallante, Keynote Address: Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: Obstacles and Opportunities, 27 Berkeley Tech. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2012).
- Jennifer Urban, How Fair Use Can Help Solve the Orphan Works Problem, 27 Berkeley Tech. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2012).
- Matthew Sag, Orphan Works as Grist for the Data Mill, 27 Berkeley Tech. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2012).
- Lydia Loren, Abandoning the Orphans: An Open Access Approach to Hostage Works, 27 Berkeley Tech. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2012).
- Ariel Katz, The Orphans, the Market, and the Copyright Dogma: A Modest Solution to a Grand Problem, 27 Berkeley Tech. L.J. ____ (forthcoming 2012).
In preparation for the symposium, the Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project has issued a series of white papers that outline the basic contours of the orphan works problem and its proposed solutions. Other more in-depth background reading materials are listed further below.
- David R. Hansen, Orphan Works: Causes of the Problem (Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project, White Paper No. 3, 2012).
- --- Orphan Works: Mapping the Possible Solution Spaces (Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project, White Paper No. 2, 2012).
- --- Orphan Works: Definitional Issues (Berkeley Digital Library Copyright Project, White Paper No. 1, 2011).
Google Books -- The efforts by Google to digitize millions of books has catalyzed interest in mass digitization and the related problems associated with orphan works. The articles below outline the Google Books project, the ensuing class action litigation, and the concerns surrounding the proposed settlement.
- Pamela Samuelson, Legislative Alternatives to the Google Book Settlement, 34 Colum. J.L. & Arts 697 (2011).
- --- Google Books as Copyright Reform, 2011 Wisc. L. Rev. 479 (2011).
- --- Google Book Search and the Future of Books in Cyberspace, 94 Minn. L. Rev. 1308 (2010).
- Bernard Lang, Orphan Works and the Google Books Search Settlement: An International Perspective, 55 N.Y. L. Sch. L. Rev. 111 (2010), available here.
- Randal Picker, The Google Books Search Settlement: A New Orphan-Works Monopoly?, 5 J. Comp. L. & Econ. 383 (2009).
Orphan Works and Mass Digitization Generally -- A number of articles, government studies and reports have been issued on the orphan works problem, its potential solutions, mass digitization more generally, and some interrelated copyright law issues. Some of the most significant and up-to-date are listed here.
- U.S. Copyright Office, Report on Orphan Works (2006).
- U.S. Copyright Office, Legal Issues in Mass Digitization: A Preliminary Analysis and Discussion Document (2011).
- Edward Hasbrouck, Facts and Fallacies of "Orphan Works," (Manuscript, NWU, 2012).
International -- As efforts to address these issues in the United States have progressed, parallel (and in some cases, more advanced) efforts have emerged in the European Union and other places around the world. Significant reports and studies include:
- i2010 Digital Libraries High Level Expert Group, Final Report, Digital Libraries: Recomendations and Challenges for the Future (2009).
- Johan Axhamn & Lucie Guibault, Cross-Border Extended Collective Licensing: A Solution to Online Dissemination of Europe’s Cultural Heritage?, Final report prepared for EuropeanaConnect (2011).
- Comité des Sages, The New Renaissance (2011).
- Jeremy F. DeBeer & Mario Bouchard, Canada's 'Orphan Works' Regime: Unlocatable Owners and the Copyright Board, 10 Oxford Univ. Commonwealth L.J. 215 (2010).
- Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.
- Authors Guild v. HathiTrust
- Docket and filings from Justia.
- U.S. Copyright Office Orphan Works Study and Subsequent Legislation
- Copyright Office orphan works webpage.
- European Union i2010 Digital Library Initiative and Proposed Directive