EU adopts Orphan Works Directive

The EU has adopted the Orphan Works Directive.

The new Directive on Orphan Works will provide Europe's libraries, archives, broadcasters and other organisations with the appropriate legal framework to provide cross-border online access to the orphan works in their collections.

Common rules on access to and sharing of such orphan works are a key element of the EU's efforts to create a single digital economy.

See original press release.

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