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CURRENTLY AT ISSUE: Using Fair Use to Improve Access to Orphan Works in Libraries and Archives

Guest post by Founding Member David Hansen Today we celebrate a new tool that will make it easier for libraries and archives to apply the important copyright doctrine of fair use to their collections containing orphan works, especially as they put those works online. I, along with research teams at American University and UC Berkeley, […]

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