The Orphan Works Directive requires that Member States determine, for each category of works, the sources that beneficiary organizations must consult when carrying out a diligent search. EnDOW researchers have conducted an extensive survey on the implementation of the Directive in 20 Member States. As part of the survey, they have collected the complete list of sources that are required under the laws of 20 Member States. This gives an impressive overall number of 1,768 sources for the countries covered by the project, not all of them freely accessible to the public (for a critical examination of the sources see the summary and the complete Reports in the Resources page).
Full details on the sources for each country are available in the Annexes to the Reports 1 and 2 (see Resources)
For an overview of data for the 20 countries (decisions processes and list of sources) click here.
Click on the links below to access the sources for each country: