The office has long shared the concern with many in the copyright community that the uncertainty surrounding the ownership status of orphan works does not serve the objectives of the copyright system. Appendix d comparative summaries of us orphan works legislative proposals appendix e comparative summary of select orphan works provisions broad impact of both issues on the copyright system discussed various potential responses and orphan works and mass digitization ranging from calibrated exceptions to government licenses. The report addresses two situations where the current us copyright system may not fulfill its aim to promote the progress of science orphan works and mass digitization as regards orphan works the office notes that a users ability to seek permission or to negotiate licensing terms is compromised by the fact that despite his or her . To solve this problem the authors guild has long advocated a licensing regime that would allow authors to be compensated for secure and limited uses of their work in mass digitization projects even google was on board for a while. Creator or copyright owner of an orphan work may be known but other than the name no information can be established meaning that the rights holder cannot be located
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