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Arguments for Keeping the U.S. Copyright Office Part of the Library of Congress

Joshua Lamel writes for The Hill that the Library of Congress is “the rightful home of the U.S. Copyright Office.” However, “powerful entertainment lobbyists from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are trying to overhaul the entire system in their own self-interest. Legislation being debated … would remove the Copyright Office from the library, instead making the Register of Copyrights another presidential appointment, subject to the whims of special interests.”

He continues, “The Copyright Office’s weak past performance and technology struggles should not be rewarded with more autonomy, but instead answered with continued oversight from the library. MPAA and RIAA’s attempt to create an independent register is a legislative solution in search of an actual problem. It won’t fix anything, just the opposite. It will result in more costs for taxpayers, more disruptions for content creators and delays in the implementation of technological upgrades already in the works.”

For more information, read the article, “Copyright Office Continues to Be an Integral Part of the Broader Library of Congress.”

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