Results of the Survey on Orphan Works 2009/10
Aus dem Einleitungstext zur Studie:
"In November 2009, a questionnaire on orphan works was circulated to the member archives of the Association des Cinémathèques Européennes (ACE). The survey asked about the quantity of orphan works in the archives and investigated the impact of the orphan works issue on access. The purpose was to update the 2005 ACE survey “The rights issue”, in order to give input to the European Commission. In its Communication “Copyright in the Knowledge Economy” the EUCOM announced to examine in an impact assessment solutions to facilitate the digitisation and dissemination of orphan works as well as the establishment of common 'due diligence' standards across the EU.
Aim of the survey was to find out
- the estimated number and impact of orphan works and presumed orphan works deposited in ACE member archives
- the main obstacles to determining the rights status of a film work
- how film archives handle the request for these works
- a classification of presumed orphan works in terms of production year, country of production, and genre."