The Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, has issued an important report, highlighting key policy-based priorities and announcing several special projects that the Office will implement over the next two years. If you care about copyright law, I highly recommend you read this report.
There is much good news in it, including the Register’s plans to continue upgrading the Office’s website and making more of the public record available electronically. For those less familiar with the vast amount of important work the Office does in connection with policy studies and legislation, this report will provide ample proof of just how important a role the Copyright Office plays with respect to shaping and implementing copyright law.
Of special note, the Office will be conducting regional roundtable-type events to obtain input from all of the copyright law’s many stakeholders (hopefully including the public) and guide future policies. I will be sure to keep you apprised of such meetings. As a special bonus for copyright geeks, we will finally be getting a revision to the Copyright Office Compendium!
Here is the Register’s Report: