The U.S. Copyright Office this morning
released a report outlining its priorities and projects for the next two
years. The report is here.
The following is attributed to Gigi B.
Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante has
produced an admirable and ambitious plan for the Copyright Office. The
plan includes items from much-needed technical upgrades for the Office to
studies of emerging issues such as mass book digitization to important
continuing legislative work on issues ranging from orphan works to public
“We appreciate her commitment to work with
a diverse group of stakeholders to fashion a balanced and reasonable copyright
policy that recognize the importance of limitations and exceptions to copyright
law as well as enforcement.
“We hope that Congress will recognize the
great needs of the Office to bring its technical registration systems into the
21st century and give the Office the resources it needs to complete that
Public Knowledge in December, 2010,
produced a study, “A Copyright Office for the 21st Century. That report is here.