Permission from the Copyright Owner
Cartoons, Comics, Editorials:
Orphan works are those works for which there is no clear copyright owner, or the copyright owner cannot be found.
Orphan works are protected under copyright law, as are all intellectual and creative works. Because of the lack of obvious ownership, it can be almost impossible to obtain copyright permission for orphan works.
If you have made every effort to find a copyright owner but either can't locate them or receive no response, you may be dealing with an orphan work. Unfortunately, the work's status as an orphan work does not allow you to treat it any differently from other copyright protected material.
If you face this situation, you must either:
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