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New copyright agreement provides greater online access to film

A new EU-wide copyright agreement has been signed to increase the number of films made available to the public online by cultural institutions.The films targeted are so-called 'orphan works,' where the true rights holders of films, music or books, are impossible to identify or locate. The problem means that rights cannot be cleared in the normal way and the works usually end up being made redundant due to the legal uncertainty.Until now, the problem has also meant ...

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