January 23, 2022

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

See Also:  Maria Pallante Named New President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) (January 12, 2017)

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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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.