About Orphan Works
(© 2016, Gretchen McCord)*

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Additional Resources:

What is an orphan work?

When can we use orphan works?

How can I determine whether a work is an orphan?

How do we assess that risk?

How do we decide how to allocate resources?

How do we implement this approach?

Do we have to go through this process of every single work?

How do we try to identify a copyright owner?

How do we find contact information for a copyright owner?

How should we contact the copyright owner?

What should we say in our correspondence?

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