Two hearings and live streams to alert you to. Both hearings are scheduled to take place tomorrow (Feb. 26, 2014).
1. LIVE NOW: Hearing Before U.S. House Appropriations Committee
Librarian of Congress, Dr. James Billington, will testify before the House Appropriations Committee to discuss the Library of Congress budget tomorrow. This hearing is also scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. EST and will be streamed live. We’ve also embedded the live stream below.
2. Hearing Before U.S. House Judiciary Committee
A hearing before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take place tomorrow beginning at 1:30 p.m. EST and will be streamed live here.
From the Committee’s Web Site:
Currently, the Copyright Office is located within the Library of Congress and the Register of Copyrights reports to the Librarian of Congress. This hearing, which is part of the House Judiciary Committee’s ongoing review of U.S. copyright law, will also examine the merits of this dependent structure.
Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) writes:
“The House Judiciary Committee will continue our comprehensive copyright review by examining the function of the Copyright Office. The Copyright Office is uniquely positioned within the Library of Congress which can present its own set of challenges regarding resource allocation and even constitutional questions. Our hearing will look at how these challenges ultimately affect the Copyright Office’s ability to carry out its core mission of registering and recording U.S. copyrights.”
Witnesses Scheduled to Testify at Hearing
- Mr. Keith Kupferschmid, General Counsel, Software & Information Industry Association
- Ms. Lisa Dunner, Partner, Dunner Law PLLC, on behalf of the American Bar Association
- Ms. Nancy Mertzel, Partner, Schoeman Updike Kaufman & Stern LLP, on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Mr. Bob Brauneis, Professor, George Washington University Law School
Live Stream Begins at 1:30 p.m. EST.
Links to live streams of ALL U.S. House Committee Hearings can always be accessed on this Congress.gov page.