[A2k] Conference on orphan works - Brussels, 16th November 2010

Anne-Catherine Lorrain aclorrain at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 10:25:30 PDT 2010

MEPs Róża Maria Grafin von Thun und Hohenstein, and Tadeusz Zwiefka, in
collaboration with the law firm Wardynski & Partners, will be hosting a
public event:
"*Orphan works; an example of the unsolvable conflict between the author and
society*", under the patronage of Doris Pack, MEP, Chairman of the CULT
Committee, and Klaus-Heiner Lehne, MEP, Chairman of the JURI Committee.

 *Orphan works are works the copyright ownership of which cannot be
established. Estimates show that they constitute a significant part of the
cultural heritage. Due to lack of the possibility of obtaining consent for
their use, as the absence of another solution exists, they lie idle and wait
to be used. The subject of the discussion shall be legally available methods
of restitution to the society of orphan works, while preserving the
interests of persons who are entitled to remuneration as a result of such

Tuesday, 16th November 2010, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
followed by a cocktail, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

European Parliament
60 rue Wiertz/Wiertzstraat, Brussels, Belgium
ROOM JAN 6Q2 - entrance through Spinelli building from the Luxembourg Square

Free participation but limited amount of seats.
RSVP by 3rd November 2010 to: Aleksandra Oleśniak,
aleksandra.olesniak at wardynski.com.pl

See attached document for more details on the event.

Anne-Catherine Lorrain
aclorrain at gmail.com

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