In today’s WSJ, Jerry Brito and Bridget C.E. Dooling propose that Congress “create an affirmative defense — along the lines of fair use — for those who copy a work after trying unsuccessfully to locate the copyright owner. …Of course, the user should have to share any future profits with the rightful owner of the work, but he should not have to face the stiff statutory penalties of copyright infringement that now prevent so many orphan works from being used. This would also give copyright owners who value their works an incentive to make themselves relatively easy to be found.” (“Who’s Your Daddy?”, Mar. 25, sub-only). For more on the legal problems occasioned by works whose original creators are unknown or untraceable, see Apr. 14 and Jul. 26 of last year.