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The European Parliament backs "orphan works"
Ok to use other people's stuff without their permission
Leosghost

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Msg#: 4463187 posted 12:02 am on Jun 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Astonishingly, an artwork need only be declared an orphan in one member state to acquire orphan status throughout the EU. So an artwork may be declared to be an "orphan" in Romania after a not-so-diligent search - oops! - even though the author is on record as identifiable in France, the UK and Germany.


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I, for one, am not happy >:((

 

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