January 19, 2022

Two Congressional Hearings Involving the Library of Congress Scheduled for Thursday, Live Streams Available

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.

Library Of Congress Fiscal 2016 Budget Justification


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.

Final Note

Links to live streams of ALL U.S. House Committee Hearings can always be accessed on this Congress.gov page.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.