In the News

Molly Van Houweling in the news:

Serving a public that knows how to copy: orphan works and mass digitization

Pamela Samuelson, Jennifer Urban, Molly van Houweling, Jason Schultz cited in Publishers Weekly, April 14, 2012

-The UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) is among the most eminent study centers for intellectual property (IP) law. Coordinated by Professor Pamela Samuelson, this last week it pulled together approximately 200 highly accomplished and well-spoken legal scholars, practitioners and librarians in a small conference on orphan works, “Orphan Works and Mass Digitization.”

-Jennifer Urban of BCLT cautioned that we need to evaluate the benefits and costs of diligent search requirements, a likely component of orphan works legislation, against the costs of collective licensing, which is more of a blunt end of the rights hammer, but would obviate the need for individualized search.

-Molly van Houweling observed that we need systems … that actively reward instead of punish efforts that produce information helping to re-unite rightsholders with their works.

-Jason Schultz noted in twitter that the key question was how people and their institutions can be part of this world, and learn to serve publics who know how to copy.

Molly Van Houweling Leads in Sports and Law

UC Berkeley News, September 16, 2010 by Michael Barnes

“When I win a race that I’ve been training for over an entire season, or publish an article that I’ve been thinking about for years, I can look back and see how the ultimate success was the result of lots of small efforts (and some wrong turns) over time. In both realms, it is important to remember the bigger picture, but also to enjoy the journey even if it sometimes leads nowhere.”