Students of Glushko-Samuelson IP Law Clinic Submit Response to Copyright Office on Behalf of Dance Heritage Coalition

On Monday, February 4th, students participating in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic at American University Washington College of Law prepared and submitted a response to the Copyright Office’s Notice of Inquiry regarding orphan works and mass digitization.  On behalf of Dance Heritage Coalition ("DHC"), the comment discussed the problem concerning orphan works in the context of the dance community.  

DHC serves the dance community by preserving, making accessible, and enhancing materials that document the artistic heritage of choreography and dance performance.  The comment discussed the various problems and possible remedies concerning orphan works in the context of the dance community, with specific examples illustrating how creativity and legacy of the dance community is unnecessarily impeded by orphan works. 

Click here to view the filing.

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