Report on Orphan Works
A Report of the Register of Copyrights · January 2006
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UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT OFFICE ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
REPORT ON ORPHAN WORKS
This Report is the product of several dedicated staff members of the U.S. Copyright Office. Jule Sigall, Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs, managed the study and was the principal drafter of the Report. Oliver Metzger and Matt Skelton, Attorney-Advisors in the Office of Policy and International Affairs, along with Rob Kasunic, a Principal Legal Advisor in the Office of General Counsel, composed the team that performed the research and analysis for the study, and drafted many sections of the Report. David Carson, General Counsel of the Copyright Office, provided wise counsel and sound advice throughout the process. Mary Rasenberger, Policy Advisor for Special Programs, provided research and analysis in the early stages of this project. Todd Schnitzer, Sharmili Hazra and Chris Stillabower, legal interns in the Office of Policy and International Affairs, all provided valuable research assistance to the project. Jill Pelkola led the administrative support for the project by receiving and processing the over 850 comments from the public and handling logistics for the roundtable discussions. Ed Rogers and George Thuronyi provided valuable assistance in building the orphan works web page, including making the written comments available to the public within days of their receipt in the Office. Helen Hester-Ossa, Teresa McCall and Chuck Gibbons provided excellent assistance in printing and publishing the Report. Denise Prince, Sandy Jones and Cecily Patterson also provided administrative support for the study. I must provide a special thanks to Peter Menell, Robert Barr and David Grady at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology of the University of California – Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of...