On Thu, 25 May 2006, Dick Spottswood wrote:
> It would be nice if, when procedures do become clear, for LC (or another
> responsible party) to create a database(s) for works that have been
> searched, and their current status noted.
Perhaps information added to a file which includes contact
information for every copyright owner...and if when repeated attempts to
contact the copyright owner fail, the item becomes public domain.
I wonder, do we need the copyright equivalent of "title insurance."