H Is For Harmonization: The Google Book Search Settlement and Orphan Works Legislation in the European Union

55 N.Y.L.S. L. Rev. 157

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Katharina de la Durantaye

It is clear that international harmonization should play a fundamental role in
whatever new orphan works legislation is enacted, just as it is clear that the Settlement
offers an unprecedented occasion to address this matter—a sort of silver lining to the
international cloud formed by the Settlement. This essay will trace the impact that
the proposed Settlement has had in the European Union on attempts to mass-digitize
books and other works, as well as on the debate surrounding orphan works legislation.