Comments to House Judiciary Committee on Modernizing Copyright Office

January 30, 2017

The U.S. copyright system has been a fundamental pillar of our innovation-based economy, and Congress should continue its efforts to maximize its benefits for consumers and creators alike. Unfortunately, the U.S. Copyright Office—the organization within the Library of Congress in charge of administering the Copyright Act—has been unable to keep up with the demands of the digital era where businesses and consumers expect swift and reliable access to information. ITIF welcomes the House Judiciary Committee’s recent policy proposal to modernize and restructure the Copyright Office to meet the needs of the 21st century digital economy.