U. of Michigan Tests Murky Waters of Copyright Law by Offering Digital Access to Some ‘Orphan’ Books

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Chronicle of Higher Education

The University of Michigan has taken an unprecedented step into a murky area of copyright law in the name of making thousands of its library books available to campus users in digital form. At least one publishing official calls the new practice illegal, while others say it could help solve the thorny issue of so-called “orphan works,” books in copyright whose owners are unknown.

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