Public Knowledge Commends Copyright Office On New Priorities

The U.S. Copyright Office this morning released a report outlining its priorities and projects for the next two years.  The report is here.

The following is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:

 “Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante has produced an admirable and ambitious plan for the Copyright Office.   The plan includes items from much-needed technical upgrades for the Office to studies of emerging issues such as mass book digitization to important continuing legislative work on issues ranging from orphan works to public performances.

“We appreciate her commitment to work with a diverse group of stakeholders to fashion a balanced and reasonable copyright policy that recognize the importance of limitations and exceptions to copyright law as well as enforcement.

“We hope that Congress will recognize the great needs of the Office to bring its technical registration systems into the 21st century and give the Office the resources it needs to complete that important task.”

Public Knowledge in December, 2010, produced a study, “A Copyright Office for the 21st Century.  That report is here.

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