Answered By: Sarah Penniman Last Updated: Nov 14, 2019 Views: 16
Works of unknown authorship, or works that have authors who cannot be tracked down, are considered orphan works. Orphan works are still copyrighted and using them involves a degree of risk. Whenever possible, substitute orphan works with a similar work for which copyright permission can be obtained.
You can contact the library for assistance with obtaining permission. For additional information, please see our Copyright Guide.