Tag Archives: orphan works

Orphan Works Update

Posted on: February 1, 2016 by Emily Gould

What do you do if you want to reproduce an artwork but have no idea who holds the rights in it? What options are available to the museum keen to create a new online resource of paintings, but with no record of who owns the copyright? Back in November 2014 we reported on two new […]

DipIPC in less than a week, and other June events

Posted on: June 3, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

The Diploma in Intellectual Property and Collections (DipIPC) course, aimed at art/museum professionals and legal practitioners, will begin in London in one week. This three day course (10-12 June) will cover art, copyright, moral rights, the new UK legislation, orphan works, licensing and international dealings with art. For more information, click here. And there will be two […]

New Orphan Works Rules In Force

Posted on: November 3, 2014 by Alexander Herman

As of 29 October 2014 – last Wednesday – the new Orphan Works scheme was in force throughout the European Union. This was the system introduced by the Orphan Works Directive 2012/28, which allows a number of institutions, including museums, to make available large numbers of works for which copyright owners could not be identified or […]

Orphan works: the saga continues

Posted on: June 3, 2014 by Alexander Herman

For those who have been following the consultation process for the adoption of an orphan works licensing scheme in the UK, the government has just released its response to a number of questions (27, to be exact) relating to the technical aspects of licensing orphan works. You can view the document, released on 30 May […]