The orphan works problem is finite. Current practices will chip away at the number of orphans. It is unlikely that more orphans will be created in the future because it is so easy for publishers now to hold onto rights and keep books available in some form.
The orphan works problem is not easily resolved, but it may not be such a big problem, as books mostly become orphans because there is little demand for them.
The Google Books Settlement hits a barrier. The implications of this will need to be sorted out over the coming days and weeks.
The Google Books Settlement deadline is upon us. What did you choose?
The Google Books Settlement has authors up in arms. I’m an author now, and I don’t know what they’re so upset about.