Creative Commons Shares Response to LC’s “Expertise Needed by the Register of Copyrights” Survey
On December 16, 2016 the Library of Congress asked for public input on what expertise is needed by the Register of Copyrights. The deadline for responses to the survey is next Tuesday (January 31, 2017).
Yesterday, Creative Commons shared their responses to survey questions in this blog post.
Here are three sentences that highlight what’s found in the complete response (approx. 475 words).
- Regarding authors’ rights, copyright policymaking should uphold a principle of “copyright neutrality”.
- Regarding users and the public, the Register and Office should redouble its strategic priority to “make copyright records easily searchable and widely available to authors, entrepreneurs, and all who need them”.
- The Register and the Office should focus on overhauling the DMCA 1201 exemption-granting process by committing to reforms in the public interest.
Direct to Complete Blog Creative Commons Blog Post/Response
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See Also: Personnel Changes at U.S. Copyright Office, Maria Pallante Moves to Senior Advisor for Digital Strategy Position…Resignation Update (October 2016)
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