The PLUS Coalition, which NPPA supports, including through a large grant earlier this year, reports that it will launch it’s “PLUS Registry” in the fall of this year. It is the funding by NPPA and other organizations that has enabled PLUS to move forward. PLUS is “an international non-profit initiative on a mission to simplify and facilitate the communication and management of image rights.”
The registry will be a major step in combating the problems related to so-called orphan works. It will serve several other important purposes, including aiding photographers with copyright registration (the roll-out on this part depends on the timing of the copyright office).
Get the full details at the PLUS website.
You can also sign up for the Beta Testing of the PLUS registry.