I haven’t gone through both new versions of the Orphan Works bills (House, Senate). However, this month the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA published my article detailing problems with all previous versions of orphan works legislation. Here is a PDF of the article, Darrin Keith Henning, Copyright’s Deus Ex Machina: Economic Fostering of Orphan Works through Reverse Registration, 55 J. COPYRIGHT SOC’Y U.S.A. 201 (2008).
I will have more on the new bills next week.