Amendment to Orphan Works Bill Causing Problems for Photographers

The law would make it legal for anyone who wishes to use a copyrighted work to do so, after they have a “reasonably diligent” search to locate the owner. The terms of what constitutes a “reasonably diligent” search are not outlined, allowing basically anyone to claim that they used a copyrighted work after conducting their own form of a “reasonably diligent” search.