Larry Lessig, who incidentally will be doing a short online visit to my Open University T182 course next week, is looking for stories to support the Stanford cyberlaw clinic case Kahle v Aschroft.
"To win the lawsuit, we need your help. We need more examples of people being burdened by these copyright-related barriers to the use of orphan works. You can help us if you have ever wanted to copy, distribute, perform, modify, sample, mash-up, or generally use an orphan work, but were prevented from doing so because:
The cost of trying to find the copyright holder was too high; or
You were unable to find the copyright holder; or
You were able to find the copyright holder and they refused to issue a license; or
You were able to find the copyright holder and you were issued a license, but you have a good story to tell about how difficult the process was."