Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/05/08

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Subject: [Leica] Orphan Works - WHO to contact? Senate.
From: wildlightphoto at (
Date: Thu May 8 14:34:46 2008

Ted Grant <> wrote:

> Does this American bullshit Orphan crap apply internationally or only to
> America? Obviously it's being pushed so somebody can make a pile of money
> the expense of the originating photographer or artist?

Apparently this would not be limited by political boundaries:


"Because an unmarked picture cannot be sourced or dated, works by artists
outside the U.S. will be as vulnerable to infringement in the U.S. as work
by domestic artists."

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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