Orphan Works: Statement of Best Practices

Developed by SAA's Intellectual Property Working Group, this document describes what professional archivists consider to be best practices regarding reasonable efforts to identify and locate rights holders. “Orphan works” is a term used to describe the situation in which the owner of a copyrighted work cannot be identified and located by someone who wishes to make use of the work in a manner that requires permission of the copyright owner.

SAA Council Approval/Endorsement Date: 
May 2009
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