|To EU minds the orphan works issue |
may appear less disturbing
than this now
These include the 2007 ARROW Project, and last year's proposal for a directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works.
|Please Sir, can I have more ... |
However, the draft legislation contains "a provision to protect public institutions from the risk of having to pay large sums to authors who show up later. Compensation would have to be calculated case by case, taking account of the actual damage done to the author's interests and the fact that the use was non-commercial. This should ensure that compensation payments remain small."