8 Wake Forest Intell. Prop. L.J. 1
This article is about the unique connection that has emerged between copyright law’s orphan works problem and the pending controversy that Google, Inc., has created with its “Google Print” project. Delving more deeply into this connection can provide us with information concerning a core element of copyright law, the fair use doctrine. Moreover, the Google Print project is an important and instructive example of the orphan works problem. It is the author’s contention that these connected doctrines present a rational policy-based argument. A policy-based solution is important because it is a solution to the Google Print lawsuit and it is distinctive from what has been offered by all parties to the Google lawsuit and the various commentators.