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Register of Copyrights Testifies on Copyright Office Modernization, Streaming Piracy and Music Modernization Act Implementation

Postby MrFredPFL » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:02 pm

Story : https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2019/07/31/register-copyright-office-modernization-st





On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Intellectual Property convened an oversight hearing of the U.S. Copyright Office featuring testimony from Karyn Temple, the Register of Copyrights and Director of the Copyright Office. Much of the hearing focused on the Office’s efforts to modernize its information technology infrastructure and business processes, although implementation of the recently passed Music Modernization Act (MMA) and new forms of digital piracy were also discussed.

Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate IP Subcommittee, noted that it had been 10 years since the Director of the Copyright Office last appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In that time, the Copyright Office began a multi-year modernization process but, as Tillis previously stated in an op-ed published on this website, he remained concerned that the agency didn’t have the authority and resources to achieve an acceptable rate of progress on its modernization goals. Tillis announced that the Senate IP Subcommittee would be establishing a bipartisan, bicameral working group focused on these modernization efforts which would sincerely attempt to engage all stakeholders in their discussions. He added:

“If anybody doubts mine and the Ranking Member Senator Coons’ interest in hearing from all stakeholders, they should go back and watch the three hearings and 45 witnesses that we’ve done on patent reform to see that we’re seriously interested in getting to a good place.”

“Copyrighted material is at the core of much of what makes American life enjoyable,” said Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Ranking Member of the Senate IP Subcommittee, during his opening statement. He cited Temple’s testimony, which indicated that core copyright industries add more than $1 trillion dollars to America’s gross domestic product each year.







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