Round One To Authors Guild In Orphan Works Squabble

[From the article: Authors’ groups from around the world then responded with a
lawsuit demanding permission to seize the Hathi Trust. A few days later, the Authors Guild announced that J.R. Salamanca, the author of one of the
alleged orphan works, was not only living but was also surprised and annoyed to
discover the universities planned to share his book. That revelation has
apparently now caused the University of Michigan to flinch. “The close and
welcome scrutiny of the list of potential orphan works has revealed a number of
errors, some of them serious. This tells us that our pilot process is flawed,”
said a statement by the University of Michigan.]

Round One To Authors Guild In Orphan
Works Squabble

The
Authors Guild is crowing after universities decided to suspend the release of
over one hundred orphan works—in-copyright books whose owners can’t be
found—after the Guild tracked down a number of the missing owners.

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Can’t Find ‘Orphan’ Authors? Writers Group Says It Had No Trouble

[From the article: Several universities recently declared, against the wishes of
the Author’s Guild, that they will begin sharing digital versions of so-called
orphan works—books whose copyright holders can’t be found. Now the Guild has
produced a surprise find to undermine the universities. The Guild announced
today that it tracked down the author of one of the orphan works that the
universities plan to release this fall—and that it did so with a simple Google
(NSDQ:GOOGNews) search. The discovery is a
public relations coup for the Authors Guild, and comes just two days after it
filed a lawsuit to stop the schools from going forward with their plan.]

Can’t Find ‘Orphan’ Authors? Writers
Group Says It Had No Trouble

Several universities recently declared, against the
wishes of the Author’s Guild, that they will begin sharing digital
versions of so-called orphan works—books whose copyright holders can’t be
found.

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