Further to our earlier post (The Challenge of the Unlocatable Copyright Owner), Jeremy de Beer and Mario Bouchard have written a very interesting study entitled Canada’s “Orphan Works” Regime: Unlocatable Copyright Owners and the Copyright Board. In addition to providing an excellent description of the existing “orphan works” licensing process, there is a detailed statistical analysis done on the efficiency of that process.
About Bob Tarantino
Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP and focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection. His clients range from artists and independent producers to Canadian distributors and foreign studios and financiers at every stage of the creative process, from development to delivery and exploitation.