As I recall it, while this is a separate LEGAL action from orphan works, the principal is (sort of) the same. GAG has appointed itself the US depository for foreign users of American art. If GAG the conducts their version of a due-diligence search for the copyright owner and comes up empty, they keep the money.
So far, if I remember correctly, they have kept a LOT of money. Some of it may be yours. Or mine.
There was a video of a meeting concerning this. I've lost the link. It would be instructive to all to watch it (again), if someone knows where to find it.
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Yes frank You are right. My title was maybe not the best. But these are the same people (IPA) who are fighting Orphaned works legislation. GAG was not helpful to that cause and are not being helpful with with the cause of being accountable on the collection/distribution of reuse fees. Now they have decided to be actively hostile from the looks of it...
Orphaned Works still looms out there, and GAG still has their own agenda...
isn't this a separate issue from orphan works? I thought this issue revolved around the collecting of european reuse rights.
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