Industry & Advocacy News
September 15, 2011
Here’s the list, alphabetized by author, of HathiTrust’s “orphan work candidates.” It’s current as of yesterday. We’ve removed works by institutional authors, there were just a few, and shortened some book titles to fit this on a table. We’ve also noted three of the books that HathiTrust has recently (we think) pulled from the candidates’ list.
One of the books now off Orphan Row is “The Communist World and Ours,” by Walter Lippmann. Lippmann is probably the most famous American author with a work on the initial list, and we hadn’t tried (beyond rudimentary measures) to chase his estate down. It appears someone noticed the name and did some research.
So have at it, Guild members and others. See which authors and estates you can find. Report results in comments, if you like, but be careful not to reveal private information.
The last column reports the scheduled date that the author’s literary property would be released, without permission, for downloading by hundreds of thousands of students in several states.