Copyright Office in 2017

What to Expect at the Copyright Office in 2017

By John M. DeBoer

Last month I discussed how the DMCA Agent program is undergoing a revamp that is intended to coincide with modernization of the Copyright Office.  At the end of December I was pleased to see further changes put on the table by the House Judiciary Committee.  In particular, the memo from Chairman Goodlatte stated:
“The 20th Century statutory framework for the U.S. Copyright Office is not sufficient to meet the needs of a modern 21st Century copyright system.”