Google Books: An Orphan Works Solution?
In 2002, Google took on one of the most epic tasks in literary history: creating and maintaining the largest and most comprehensive digital library the world has ever seen. Google aims to include every book ever printed in the endeavor it calls Google Books. The collection will be searchable by anyone who can access the Internet, and users will be able to download and print entire books in an instant. Google Books has the potential to unlock troves of literary knowledge for the general public.