New Bill Set to Erode Copyright Office’s Duty to the Public

EFF highlights cause for concern, both in how this proposed bill is likely to work in practice and the trend of recent years that already demonstrate how the copyright office is increasingly captive to only certain interests.

After three years of discussing changes to copyright law, Congress’s first bill is a strange one. House and Senate Judiciary Committee leaders have introduced a bill that would radically change the way the Register of Copyrights is picked – taking the process out of the hands of the Librarian of Congress and putting it into the hands of Congress and the President.

Source: Let’s Make The Copyright Office Less Political, Not More | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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