Resources

Press releases

Read our press release on our report ‘Study on Directive 2012/28/EU’s requirements for diligent search in 20 European countries‘.

Publications

Report 3: Current Best Practices among Cultural Heritage Institutions when Dealing with Copyright Orphan Works and Analysis of Crowdsourcing Options (May 2018)

Report 2: Requirements for Diligent Search in 20 European Countries (June 2017)

K. Patterson, R. Deazley & V. Stobo “Diligent Search in Context and Practice” (Digitising the Edwin Morgan Scrapbooks) – 2016

M. Borghi, M. Favale & K. Erickson “With Enough Eyeballs All Searches Are Diligent: Mobilizing the Crowd in Copyright Clearance for Mass Digitization“, 16 Chi. -Kent J. Intell. Prop. 135 (2016)

Report 1: Requirements for Diligent Search in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Italy (February 2016)

K. Erickson How crowdsourcing might solve the astronomical challenge of copyright clearance, CREATe blog, 8 January 2016

Presentations

Leontien Bout “Dealing with Orphan Works: a  Dutch Film Archives’ Perspective” Presentation at the EnDOW Symposium “New Approaches to the Orphan Works Problem: Technology, Regulation, Practices” 23 June 2017, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University

Jacob, M._”Creating the Best Practices in Fair Use of Orphan Work” Presentation at the EnDOW Symposium “New Approaches to the Orphan Works Problem: Technology, Regulation, Practices” 23 June 2017, Executive Business Centre, Bournemouth University

Maurizio Borghi “Diligent search across the EU: A survey of 20 member States for the EnDOW project“, EUIPO, Meeting with National Authorities for Orphan Works, Alicante 7 December 2016

Maurizio Borghi “Making sense of Diligent Search“, EnDOW Workshop, IViR, University of Amsterdam, 30 June 2016

Aura Bertoni, Maurizio Borghi, Marcella Favale, Annabelle Shaw “Clearing the rights for Public heritage collections: The problem with Diligent Search“, Workshop at CREATe Festival “Copyright & the Future of Digital Creativity”, London 24 June 2016

Maurizio Borghi “Digitizing orphan works and the challenge of diligent search”, Presentation and discussion at “Unlocking Film Heritage: Archives & Copyright Information Exchange”, British Film Institute (BFI), London, 17 May 2016

Maurizio Borghi “Digitization, orphan works and the problem of ‘diligent search’: which way forward for European cultural institutions?” Presentation at Past’s Future workshop, University of Copenhagen, 18 April 2016

Marcella Favale “The Accessibility of the Sources for Diligent Search” 4thEuropeana Licensing Workshop – Luxembourg, 27 November 2015

Maurizio Borghi “Crowdsourcing diligent search: a solution for the orphan works problem?” 4thEuropeana Licensing Workshop – Luxembourg, 27 November 2015

Maurizio Borghi “Crowdsourcing diligent search: a solution for the orphan works problem?” Presentation at Digital Catapult Centre, London, 29 September 2015

Maurizio Borghi and Marcella Favale “Crowdsourcing the orphan works problem”, European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) 1oth Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, 3 September 2015

Maurizio Borghi “Digitization and the orphan works problem. Which way forward for UK cultural heritage institutions?”, ARCLIB Annual Conference: Making Libraries, Making Information, Making Architecture, Arts University Bournemouth, 10 July 2015

Flowcharts and data

Decision processes and complete lists of sources for diligent searches in 20 EU Member States are available below. We combined all decision process into downloadable poster. We recommend this to be printed on A0.


Country Written works AV Works Phonograms Source list
AustriaPDFPDFPDFList
BelgiumPDFPDFPDFList
CyprusPDFPDFPDFList
Czech RepublicPDFPDFPDFList
EstoniaPDFPDFPDFList
FrancePDFPDFPDFList
GermanyPDFPDFPDFList
GreecePDFPDFPDFList
IrelandPDFPDFPDFList
ItalyPDFPDFPDFList
LithuaniaPDFPDFPDFList
LuxembourgPDFPDFPDFList
the NetherlandsPDFPDFPDFList
PolandPDFPDFPDFList
PortugalPDFPDFPDFList
RomaniaPDFPDFPDFList
SlovakiaPDFPDFPDFList
SpainPDFPDFPDFList
SwedenPDFPDFPDFList
UKPDFPDFPDFList

The above downloadable decision processes, intended to determine whether a certain work or other subject matter vested with copyright or neighbouring rights is an orphan work in light of the EU Orphan Works Directive (Directive 2012/28/EU) are part of the Heritage Plus project EnDOW (Enhancing access to 20th Century cultural heritage through Distributed Orphan Works clearance).

They are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

You are free to:

  • share – to copy, distribute and transmit this work
  • remix – to adapt this work

To use the work please attribute the work like this:
<Orphan Works Decision process> created by EnDOW (diligentsearch.eu) licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Technology

diligentsearch.eu is build upon existing open source technology that makes outofcopyright.eu available. It facilitates decision making processes to do a diligent search according the EU Orphan Work directive.

The tools that make this platform possible is licensed under a GNU GPL V3 license and available via Github: https://github.com/Kennisland/diligentsearch.eu