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Orphan Works receive User approval


User Survey 2017, Summary report

European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights

The Orphan Works Database has been in operation since October 2014.

Since the database went live, the EU Intellectual Property Office has been working actively to promote and develop the tool, in cooperation with the competent national authorities, key beneficiary organisations, other relevant stakeholders and the European Commission.

In this context, the EUIPO developed and circulated the Orphan Works Survey 2017. The aim of the online survey was to gather information about the use of the Orphan Works Database, as well as to identify what measures could be taken to ensure that the benefits of the Orphan Works system would be fully realised.

In total 120 institutions and individuals contributed to the survey, with input received from 26 countries. The Orphan Works Survey 2017 Summary Report details the results of the survey.

You can read the full report on the EUIPO website.

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The Orphan Works Database provides information related to orphan works contained in the collections of publicly accessible libraries, educational establishments and museums, as well as archives, film or audio heritage institutions and public-service broadcasting organisations established in the Member States.

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