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Re: Hathi Orphans?
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- Subject: Re: Hathi Orphans?
- From: Sandy Thatcher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:44:12 EDT
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It's ad hoc and not systematic, No effort has been made, which I know of, to investigate the status of orphan works beyond what any publisher needs to know to proceed with a project, and this information has not been centralized in any one place or shared with the outside world. Sandy Thatcher >Is this information re: rights and permissions shared with the >academic community, Sandy? > >Thank you, > >Claudia Holland >George Mason University > > >On 10/10/11 6:55 PM, Sandy Thatcher wrote: > >> I'm not sure what you mean by "let go" here. Just because they >> are orphans, they are, by definition, not owned by any existing >> publishing house. They are books whose rights have been >> transferred back to the authors or authors' heirs. What do >> publishers have to gain by joining in an effort to systematically >> identify the status of millions of orphan works, the vast >> majority of which they will never have any reason to use?Given >> that rights and permissions departments at many publishing houses >> are understaffed and overworked, whom do you propose should do >> this extra work, and who should pay for it? There is >> collaboration on a case-by-case basis among publishers. The AAUP, >> for example, has a listserv for rights and permission staff to >> share information like this. >> >> Sandy Thatcher