How to apply for a licence to use an orphan work – a big day for the UK copyright & IP industry. The large players have lobbied hard to try to convince the average creative types (photographers, musicians, etc.) to be against this, but it’s fundamentally a good thing and goes at least some way to addressing one of the major problems of copyright: namely its duration is now so long that after a time, for a significant number of works, the creator/rights-holder cannot be found. It’s worth mentioning the new (1st Oct 2014) exceptions to UK copyright, too.